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The larval stage of certain tapeworms, resembling a cysticercus but having the scolex completely filling the enclosing cyst.

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(Zoology) the larva of any of certain tapeworms, which resembles a cysticercus but has a smaller bladder
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Development of the cysticercoid larva occurs within the flea, which becomes the infective stage.
A similar situation has been reported for the cysticercoid larvae of Hymenolepis diminuta parasitizing the coleopteran Tribolium confusum (Wisnivesky 2003).
The final host becomes infested by ingesting the mite containing the infective cysticercoid while grazing.