n. [Gr. kystis, bladder; -osis, suff. denoting disease]
An infection with one or more cysticerci.

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  • cysticercosis — noun A common parasitic infestation of the central nervous system, caused by the ingestion of eggs or larvae of the tapeworm Taenia solium. Syn: neurocysticercosis …   Wiktionary

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  • cysticercosis — n. a disease caused by the presence of tapeworm larvae (see cysticercus) of the species Taenia solium in any of the body tissues. Humans become infected on ingesting tapeworm eggs in contaminated food or drink. The presence of cysticerci in the… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • cysticercosis — cys•ti•cer•co•sis [[t]ˌsɪs tə sərˈkoʊ sɪs[/t]] n. pat infestation with larvae of the pork or beef tapeworm that have migrated from the intestines to other body parts • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

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