from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The larval stage of many tapeworms, consisting of a single invaginated scolex enclosed in a fluid-filled cyst.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The larval stage of any of several tapeworms, having a fluid-filled cyst enclosing a scolex.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cystic worm or bladder-worm; a hydatid; an encysted scolex or tænia-head; the encysted state of the larva of a tapeworm.
New Latin : Greek kustis, bladder; see cyst + Greek kerkos, tail.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek κύστις (kustis, "bladder") + κέρκος (kerkos, "tail"). (Wiktionary)