bladder worm
Cysticerce Cys"ti*cerce (s?s"t?-s?rs), Cysticercus Cys`ti*cer"cus (-s?r"k?s), n. [NL. cysticercus, fr. Gr. ???? bladder + ke`rkos 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). [1913 Webster]

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}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bladder worm — Bladder Blad der (bl[a^]d d[ e]r), n. [OE. bladder, bleddre, AS. bl[=ae]dre, bl[=ae]ddre; akin to Icel. bla[eth]ra, SW. bl[ a]ddra, Dan. bl[ae]re, D. blaar, OHG. bl[=a]tara the bladder in the body of animals, G. blatter blister, bustule; all fr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bladder worm — n CYSTICERCUS * * * 1. cysticercus. 2. coenurus …   Medical dictionary

  • bladder worm — /ˈblædə wɜm/ (say bladuh werm) noun the bladder like encysted larva of a tapeworm; a cysticercus, coenurus, or hydatid …   Australian English dictionary

  • bladder worm — blad′der worm n. mcr the bladderlike encysted larva of a tapeworm; a cysticercus or hydatid • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • bladder worm — noun Date: 1858 a bladderlike larval tapeworm (as a cysticercus) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bladder worm — the bladderlike, encysted larva of a tapeworm; a cysticercus or hydatid. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • bladder worm — noun encysted saclike larva of the tapeworm • Hypernyms: ↑larva • Member Holonyms: ↑Platyhelminthes, ↑phylum Platyhelminthes …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bladder — Blad der (bl[a^]d d[ e]r), n. [OE. bladder, bleddre, AS. bl[=ae]dre, bl[=ae]ddre; akin to Icel. bla[eth]ra, SW. bl[ a]ddra, Dan. bl[ae]re, D. blaar, OHG. bl[=a]tara the bladder in the body of animals, G. blatter blister, bustule; all fr. the same …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bladder nut — Bladder Blad der (bl[a^]d d[ e]r), n. [OE. bladder, bleddre, AS. bl[=ae]dre, bl[=ae]ddre; akin to Icel. bla[eth]ra, SW. bl[ a]ddra, Dan. bl[ae]re, D. blaar, OHG. bl[=a]tara the bladder in the body of animals, G. blatter blister, bustule; all fr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bladder pod — Bladder Blad der (bl[a^]d d[ e]r), n. [OE. bladder, bleddre, AS. bl[=ae]dre, bl[=ae]ddre; akin to Icel. bla[eth]ra, SW. bl[ a]ddra, Dan. bl[ae]re, D. blaar, OHG. bl[=a]tara the bladder in the body of animals, G. blatter blister, bustule; all fr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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