from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The larval stage of certain tapeworms, resembling a cysticercus but having the scolex completely filling the enclosing cyst.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to a cysticercus or other larva of a tapeworm; hydatid.
- n. The hydatid or encysted state of the larva of any tapeworm.
cysticerc(us) + -oid.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)