Acephalocyst
Acephalocyst A*ceph"a*lo*cyst, n. [Gr. 'ake`falos without a head + ky`stis bladder.] (Zo["o]l.) A larval entozo["o]n in the form of a subglobular or oval vesicle, or hydatid, filled with fluid, sometimes found in the tissues of man and the lower animals; -- so called from the absence of a head or visible organs on the vesicle. These cysts are the immature stages of certain tapeworms. Also applied to similar cysts of different origin. [1913 Webster]

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  • acephalocyst — n. [Gr. a, without; kephale, head; kystis, bladder] (PLATYHELMINTHES: Cestoda) A hydatid larval stage; bladderworm; cysticercus …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • acephalocyst — noun /ɑˈsɛfəloʊsɪst|əˈsɛfəloʊsɪst/ A larval entozoön in the form of a subglobular or oval vesicle, or hydatid, filled with fluid, sometimes found in the tissues of man and the lower animals; so called from the absence of a head or visible organs… …   Wiktionary

  • acephalocyst — A hydatid cyst with no daughter cyst; a sterile hydatid, so called because it fails to develop scoleces (tapeworm heads). [G. a priv. + kephale, head, + kystis, bladder] * * * aceph·a·lo·cyst ( )ā sef ə lō …   Medical dictionary

  • acephalocyst — aceph·a·lo·cyst …   English syllables

  • acephalocyst — …   Useful english dictionary

  • sterile cyst — acephalocyst …   Medical dictionary

  • acephalocystic — adjective see acephalocyst …   Useful english dictionary

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