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cysticercosis

[sis-tuh-ser-koh-sis] /ˌsɪs tə sərˈkoʊ sɪs/
noun, Pathology.
1.
infestation with the larval form of beef or pork tapeworm, producing fever, malaise, muscle pain, and other symptoms depending on the area of the body affected.
Origin of cysticercosis
1900-1905
First recorded in 1900-05; cysticerc(us) + -osis
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cysticercosis in Medicine

cysticercosis cys·ti·cer·co·sis (sĭs'tĭ-sər-kō'sĭs)
n.
Infection with cysticerci in subcutaneous, muscle, or central nervous system tissues.

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