- the larva of certain tapeworms, having the head retracted into a bladderlike structure; a bladder worm.
Origin of cysticercus
Examples from the Web for cysticercus
Historical Examples of cysticercus
As obtains in Cysticercus fasciolaris of the mouse the scolex of Tetr.
This is derived from Cysticercus fasciolaris of the mouse and rat.
They consist of a sac of connective tissue containing the larval tape-worm or cysticercus.
The scolex has long been known, and was regarded as a distinct parasite, with the name of Cysticercus cellulos.
Another variety of Cysticercus is met with in the flesh of the ox, the cow, and the calf.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
Word Origin for cysticercus
- The larval stage of many tapeworms, consisting of a single invaginated scolex enclosed in a fluid-filled cyst.