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bladder worm


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


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Nearby words

bladder campion, bladder fern, bladder kelp, bladder ketmia, bladder senna, bladder worm, bladder wrack, bladder, urinary, bladdered, bladdernose, bladdernut

Origin of bladder worm

First recorded in 1855–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for bladder worm

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

bladder worm


The bladderlike, encysted larva of a tapeworm that is characteristic of the cysticercus stage.
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