cysticercosis

[ sis-tuh-ser-koh-sis ]
/ ˌsɪs tə sərˈkoʊ sɪs /

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.

Nearby words

  1. cystic goiter,
  2. cystic lymphangioma,
  3. cystic node,
  4. cystic vein,
  5. cysticercoid,
  6. cysticercus,
  7. cystidia,
  8. cystidium,
  9. cystiform,
  10. cystine

Origin of cysticercosis

First recorded in 1900–05; cysticerc(us) + -osis

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Medicine definitions for cysticercosis

cysticercosis

[ sĭs′tĭ-sər-kōsĭs ]

n.

Infection with cysticerci in subcutaneous, muscle, or central nervous system tissues.

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