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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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