from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The condition of being infested with cysticerci.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A common parasitic infestation of the central nervous system, caused by the ingestion of eggs or larvae of the tapeworm Taenia solium.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An infection with bladder-worms or larval tapeworms (cysticerci) of the genus T├Žnia.


cysticerc(us) + -osis.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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