Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The larval stage of certain tapeworms, resembling a cysticercus but having the scolex completely filling the enclosing cyst.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to a cysticercus or other larva of a tapeworm; hydatid.
  • noun The hydatid or encysted state of the larva of any tapeworm.

Etymologies

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

[cysticerc(us) + –oid.]

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