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cysticercus

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

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]

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.

Cysticercus

An obsolete genus name that formerly dignified the larval stage of Taenia spp.

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]

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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En cuanto a la posicion de los quistes se reporta que Cysticercus tenuicollis tiene predileccion por las serosas y el higado, en comparacion con el Cysticercus ovis, metacestodo de la Taenia ovis que preferentemente infecta musculo estriado esqueletico y corazon (1, 22, 25).
In the present study there were significant ((Pless than 0.05) differences in hemoglobin and platelet count between cysticercus seropositive and seronegative of both species.
The egg hatches in the intestinal tract and the oncosphere is freed migrates through the intestinal wall and gains access via the circulatory system to the muscles brain and other tissues of the host where it transforms into the metacestode form or cysticercus. The cyst of cysticercus forms a relatively stable internal environment to avoid damage to the larvae from the host immune system (Li et al.
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