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cysticercus

[ sis-tuh-sur-kuhs ]
/ ˌsɪs təˈsɜr kəs /
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noun, plural cys·ti·cer·ci [sis-tuh-sur-sahy]. /ˌsɪs təˈsɜr saɪ/.
the larva of certain tapeworms, having the head retracted into a bladderlike structure; a bladder worm.
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Origin of cysticercus

1835–45; <New Latin <Greek kýsti(s) bladder, cyst + kérkos tail
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British Dictionary definitions for cysticercus

cysticercus
/ (ˌsɪstɪˈsɜːkəs) /

noun plural -ci (-saɪ)
an encysted larval form of many tapeworms, consisting of a head (scolex) inverted in a fluid-filled bladderSee also hydatid (def. 1), coenurus

Word Origin for cysticercus

C19: from New Latin, from Greek kustis pouch, bladder + kerkos tail
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