cysticercoid

cysticercoid
A larval tapeworm resembling a cysticercus but having a smaller bladder, containing little or no fluid, in which scolex of the future adult tapeworm is found; the larval form is typically found in insect intermediate hosts. [cysti- + G. kerkos, tail, + eidos, resemblance]

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cys·ti·cer·coid -'sər-.kȯid n a tapeworm larva having an invaginated scolex and solid hind part

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cys·ti·cer·coid (sis″tĭ-surґkoid) a form of larval tapeworm resembling Cysticercus, but having the cyst small, almost devoid of fluid, and provided with a caudal appendage, as in Hymenolepis.

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  • cysticercoid — [sis΄tə sʉr′koid΄] adj. of or like a cysticercus n. the larva of certain tapeworms, similar to a cysticercus but having a much smaller bladder * * * cys·ti·cer·coid (sĭs tĭ sûrʹkoid) n. The larval stage of certain tapeworms, resembling a… …   Universalium

  • cysticercoid — [sis΄tə sʉr′koid΄] adj. of or like a cysticercus n. the larva of certain tapeworms, similar to a cysticercus but having a much smaller bladder …   English World dictionary

  • Cysticercoid — A cysticercoid is the larval stage of certain tapeworms, similar in appearance to a cysticercus, but having the scolex filling completely the enclosing cyst. In tapeworm infestations, cysticercoids can be seen in free form as well as enclosed by… …   Wikipedia

  • cysticercoid — noun Date: circa 1858 a tapeworm larva having an invaginated scolex and solid tailpiece …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cysticercoid — adj. [Gr. kystis, bladder; kerkos, tail; eidos, form] (PLATYHELMINTHES: Cestoda) A tapeworm cyclophyllidean metacestode developing from an oncosphere that has penetrated the gut of an intermediate host; it usually has a tail and a wellformed… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cysticercoid — cys·ti·cer·coid …   English syllables

  • cysticercoid — /ˌsɪstəˈsɜkɔɪd/ (say .sistuh serkoyd) noun the larva of certain tapeworms, developing in insects, etc., in which a single head forms without a spacious bladder around it …   Australian-English dictionary

  • cysticercoid — ə̇ˈsərˌkȯid noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary cysticerc (from New Latin cysticercus) + oid : a larval tapeworm having an invaginated scolex and solid tailpiece compare coenurus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hymenolepiasis — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Hymenolepiasis Caption = ICD10 = ICD10|B|71|0|b|65 ICD9 = ICD9|123.6 ICDO = OMIM = DiseasesDB = 32212 MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D006925 Hymenolepiasis is infestation by one of two… …   Wikipedia

  • Hymenolepis — The largest genus (family Hymenolepididae) of tapeworms in the order Cyclophyllidea; especially common parasites of rodents, shrews, and aquatic birds. [G. hymen, membrane, + lepis, rind] H. diminuta a tapeworm species of rats and mice, rarely… …   Medical dictionary

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