Dictionary.com

cysticercosis

[ sis-tuh-ser-koh-sis ]
/ ˌsɪs tə sərˈkoʊ sɪs /
Save This Word!

noun Pathology.
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.
QUIZ
SPRINT TO THE FINISH WITH THIS OLYMPICS QUIZ!
Compete in our Olympics quiz to see if you can take home the gold medal in Olympics knowledge.
Question 1 of 10
Where was the Olympics first held?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of cysticercosis

First recorded in 1900–05; cysticerc(us) + -osis
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Medical definitions for cysticercosis

cysticercosis
[ sĭs′tĭ-sər-kōsĭs ]

n.
Infection with cysticerci in subcutaneous, muscle, or central nervous system tissues.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK