/ (ˌsɪstɪˈsɜːkɔɪd) /


the larva of any of certain tapeworms, which resembles a cysticercus but has a smaller bladder
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Examples from the Web for cysticercoid

  • Its cysticercoid develops in the body cavity of a surprising range of meal-infesting insects.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
  • This larval form is known as a cysticercoid, in contradistinction to the bladder-like cysticercus of many other cestodes.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley

Medicine definitions for cysticercoid


[ sĭs′tĭ-sûrkoid′ ]


The larval stage of certain tapeworms, resembling a cysticercus but having the scolex completely filling the enclosing cyst.
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