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Definition of: cysticercus

(sis′tə·sûrkəs) noun plural ·ci (-sī) Zool.
A hydatid cyst which develops from the larva of a tapeworm and gives rise to the head and neck (scolex) of the future tapeworm: formerly regarded as a distinct genus. [<CYSTI- + Gk. kerkos tail]
—cys
ti·cer′coid adjective

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cysticercus cellulosae

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