A specialized form of tapeworm cysticercoid larva that develops within the vertebrate host villus rather than in an invertebrate host; e.g., the c. of Hymenolepis nana in its direct or egg-borne cycle in man. SEE ALSO: cysticercus, cysticercoid. [G. kerkos, tail, + kystis, bladder]

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  • cercocystis — n. [Gr. kerkos, tail; kystis, bladder] (PLATYHELMINTHES: Cestoda) A cysticercoid with a tail …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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