[ 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.

Origin of cysticercosis

First recorded in 1900–05; cysticerc(us) + -osis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for cysticercosis


[ sĭs′tĭ-sər-kōsĭs ]


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