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.
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- 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.
“The only one I can think of that invades the brain is cysticercus.”
The ~Mouse~ and ~Rat~ suffer from septicæmia, and from the cysticercus form of _Tænia murina_; the cystic form (_Cysticercus fasciolaris_) of _T. crassicollis_ has its habitat in their livers.
_Hydatid and cysticercus cysts_ have also been met with in the tongue.
#Describe the cutaneous disturbance produced by the cysticercus cellulosæ.
The echinococcus, the cystic or larval stage of the echinococcus tapeworm of the dog, has been found in the eye of the horse, and a cysticercus is also reported.
The life cycle stage that is found in the intermediate host is the cysticercus, or bladder worm, a larval form that lives encysted in muscle tissue.
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