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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]
The larval stage of certain tapeworms, resembling a cysticercus but having the scolex completely filling the enclosing cyst.
cysticercoida larva of tapeworms that is similar to a CYSTICERCUS but possesses only a small bladder.
a stage in the life cycle of pseudophyllidean cestodes. One of the forms of metacestodes in which there is a single, retracted scolex withdrawn into a small vesicle which has a very small cavity. Found in invertebrates such as oribatid mites, fleas, etc.