Cysticerce
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 — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cysticercus — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hydatid — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • measle — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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