the bladderlike, encysted larva of a tapeworm; a cysticercus or hydatid.
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Origin of bladder worm
First recorded in 1855–60
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British Dictionary definitions for bladder worm
an encysted saclike larva of the tapeworm. The main types are cysticercus, hydatid and coenurus
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Medicine definitions for bladder worm
The bladderlike, encysted larva of a tapeworm that is characteristic of the cysticercus stage.
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