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A larval tapeworm resembling a cysticercus but having a smaller bladder, containing little or no fluid, in which scolex of the future adult tapeworm is found; the larval form is typically found in insect intermediate hosts.
[cysti- + G. kerkos, tail, + eidos, resemblance]
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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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cysticercoida larva of tapeworms that is similar to a CYSTICERCUS but possesses only a small bladder.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005