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cysticerce


cysticerce


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cysticerce  \Cys"ti*cerce\  (s?s"t?-s?rs),  Cysticercus 
  \Cys`ti*cer"cus\  (-s?r"k?s),  n.  [NL.  cysticercus,  fr  Gr  ???? 
  bladder  +  ????  tail:  cf  F.  cysticerque.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  larval  form  of  a  tapeworm,  having  the  head  and  neck  of  a 
  tapeworm  attached  to  a  saclike  body  filled  with  fluid;  -- 
  called  also  {bladder  worm},  {hydatid},  and  {measle}  (as,  pork 
  measle). 
 
  Note:  These  larvae  live  in  the  tissues  of  various  living 
  animals,  and  when  swallowed  by  a  suitable  carnivorous 
  animal,  develop  into  adult  tapeworms  in  the  intestine. 
  See  {Measles},  4,  {Tapeworm}.