Definition of Cysticercoid

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Medical Definition of Cysticercoid

1. A larval tapeworm resembling a cysticercus but having a smaller bladder, containing little or no fluid, in which scolex of the future adult tapeworm is found; the larval form is typically found in insect intermediate hosts. Origin: cysti-+ G. Kerkos, tail, + eidos, resemblance (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cysticercoid

cystic hyperplasia of the breast
cystic kidney
cystic liver metastases
cystic lymph node
cystic lymphangiectasis
cystic mastitis
cystic medial necrosis
cystic node
cystic papillomatous craniopharyngioma
cystic polyp
cystic vein
cysticercoid (current term)
cysticercus disease

Literary usage of Cysticercoid

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1. On the Development, Morphology, and Economic Importance of Chicken Cestodes by John Earl Gutberlet (1914)
"The scolex of the cysticercoid has as yet not functioned so that the musculature of the organs is not developed as in the adult, consequently is not nearly ..."

2. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"Scolex in natural position, surrounded by cyst cysticercoid. ... Relationship between the cysticercoid and the adult may be inferred from careful ..."

3. A treatise on zoology. by E. Ray Lankester (1901)
"The metacestode phase is a cysticercoid, the head with its apparatus being ... The cysticercoid, with the enclosed scolex, was known as Flori- ceps (Cuv. ..."

4. The Animal Parasites of Man: A Handbook for Students and Medical Men by Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun, Pauline Falcke, Louis Westenra Sambon, Frederick Vincent Theobald (1908)
"cysticercoid of Arion ater. 135. Section through piece of ... Villus of rat with cysticercoid of Hymenolepis murina. (Af'er Grassi and Rovelli.) 156 & 157. ..."

5. The Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales by Linnean Society of New South Wales (1894)
"The calcareous corpuscles have now become formed in the outer layers of the developing cysticercoid, and histological differentiation is well advanced. ..."

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