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cysticercus

 [sis″tĭ-ser´kus] (pl. cysticer´ci) (Gr.)
a larval form of tapeworm.
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Cysticercus

(sis'ti-ser'kŭs),
Originally described as a genus of bladderworms, now known to be the encysted larvae of various taenioid tapeworms; the generic name is, however, retained as a convenience in referring to the larval encysted forms. See: cysticercus.
Synonym(s): bladderworm
[G. kystis, bladder, + kerkos, tail]

cys·ti·cer·cus

, pl.

cys·ti·cer·ci

(sis'ti-ser'kŭs, -ser'sī),
The larval form of certain Taenia species, typically found in muscles of mammalian intermediate hosts that serve as a prey of various predators; it consists of a fluid-filled bladder in which the invaginated cestode scolex develops.
See also: Taenia saginata, Taenia solium.
[G. kystis, bladder, + kerkos, tail]
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cysticercus

(sĭs′tĭ-sûr′kəs)
n. pl. cysticer·ci (-sī′)
The larval stage of many tapeworms, consisting of a single invaginated scolex enclosed in a fluid-filled cyst.
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Cysticercus

An obsolete genus name that formerly dignified the larval stage of Taenia spp.
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Cys·ti·cer·cus

(sis'ti-sĕr'kŭs)
The encysted larva of taenioid tapeworms.
See: cysticercus
[G. kystis, bladder, + kerkos, tail]

cys·ti·cer·cus

, pl. cysticerci (sis'ti-sĕr'kŭs, -sī)
The larval form of certain Taenia species, typically found in muscles of mammalian intermediate hosts; it consists of a fluid-filled bladder in which the invaginated cestode scolex develops.
See also: Taenia saginata, Taenia solium
[G. kystis, bladder, + kerkos, tail]
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cysticercus

The larval stage of many tapeworms. It consists of a head segment with attaching hooks or suckers (scolex) enclosed in a fluid-filled sac. Tapeworm in man is normally acquired by eating undercooked pork or beef containing cysticerci.
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Fig. 126 Cysticercus . Generalized structure.

cysticercus

the larval form of a tapeworm which grows into the adult when eaten by the primary host, and consists of a SCOLEX inverted into a large bladder. When ingested the outer cyst wall is digested, the scolex everts and the bladder disappears. The scolex attaches to the intestinal wall of the host and a new tapeworm forms with the growth of proglottides. See Fig. 126 .
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Prevalence of Cysticercus tenuicollis. The results showed the highest infection rate of Cysticercus tenuicollis in Tibetan pigs was 43.93% in all three counties.
To determine the evolutionary relationships between the larvae stage of Cysticercus tenuicollis (named: Tibet-COX2) and previously reported 16 reference strains, the result revealed that the nucleotide sequence of the Tibet-COX2 strain was 97.7%-100% identical to that of the previously reported strains (accession numbers GQ228819.1, JF421988.1, JF421998.1, JF422007.1, FJ518620.1, JF422000.1, JF421986.1, JF422012.1, JF421997, JF422013.1, JF421994.1, JF421993.1, JF422010.1, and AB086256.1, NC013844.1, and AF297617.1) (Table 2).
Cysticercus tenuicollis is the larvae stage of Taenia hydatigena, which is a common parasite of pigs, cattle, buffalo, yak, sheep, goat, camel, horse, and human [6].
In conclusion, the present survey revealed the high prevalence of Cysticercus tenuicollis infection in Tibetan pigs; herein, we suggest some measures to prevent and control this infection.
Zewde, "Prevalence, risk factors, and distribution of Cysticercus tenuicollis in visceral organs of slaughtered sheep and goats in central Ethiopia," Tropical Animal Health and Production, vol.
Jalalzadeh, "Prevalence and morphological characterization of Cysticercus tenuicollis (Taenia hydatigena cysticerci) from sheep and goats in Iran," Veterinary Archives, vol.
Prevalence of Cysticercus tenuicollis cysts in sheep slaughtered at Sokoto abattoir, Sokoto state, Nigeria.
Influence of host breed, sex and age on the prevalence and intensity of Cysticercus tenuicollis in sheep.
A study on the prevalence, distribution and economic importance of Cysticercus tenuicollis in visceral organs of small ruminants slaughtered at an abattoir in Ethiopia.
Quiste de una larva Cysticercus tenuicollis; la larva mide entre 4-6 mm, y el quiste completo, aproximadamente 7 cm.
Corte histologico de una larva (escolex) del Cysticercus tenuicollis. Proyecciones citoplasmaticas de celulas epidermicas (A).
Presentacion de quiste por Cysticercus tenuicollis en nueve ovinos, entre agosto y noviembre de 2015.