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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)


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