bladder worm

  1. the bladderlike, encysted larva of a tapeworm; a cysticercus or hydatid.

Origin of bladder worm

First recorded in 1855–60

Words Nearby bladder worm Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bladder worm in a sentence

  • In a feeding experiment with five examples of this bladder worm I reared five strobiles of ten days growth.

    Parasites | T. Spencer Cobbold

British Dictionary definitions for bladder worm

bladder worm

  1. an encysted saclike larva of the tapeworm. The main types are cysticercus, hydatid and coenurus

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