Definition of Cysticercus

1. Noun. The larval stage of any of several tapeworms, having a fluid-filled cyst enclosing a scolex. ¹

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Definition of Cysticercus

1. [n -CERCI]

Medical Definition of Cysticercus

1. The larval form of various tapeworms of the genus taenia. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cysticercus

cystic lymphangiectasis
cystic mastitis
cystic medial necrosis
cystic node
cystic papillomatous craniopharyngioma
cystic polyp
cystic vein
cysticercus (current term)
cysticercus disease

Literary usage of Cysticercus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. 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)
"In making the autopsy of a white Virginian woman who had died of phthisis, a cysticercus was found on the dura mater, and eleven or twelve specimens in the ..."

2. A Handbook of the diseases of the eye and their treatment by Henry Rosborough Swanzy (1897)
"The cysticercus may move from its original position, and in so doing cause considerable detachment of the retina. Delicate veil-Kke opacities are apt to ..."

3. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Mackenzie, Thomas Wharton Jones (1855)
"In the left anterior chamber of a healthy girl of 18 years of age, a living cysticercus appeared soon after an ophthalmia ; it looked like a little bit of ..."

4. On Animal and Vegetable Parasites of the Human Body: A Manual of Their by Friedrich Küchenmeister (1857)
"APPENDIX A. Mr. Rainey's Researches on the Structure and Development of the cysticercus celluloses in the Pig. In the year 1855, Mr. Raincy presented to the ..."

5. A Treatise on human physiology by John Call Dalton (1875)
"... in the most marked manner, and in which it has been most fully explained by the results of observation and experiment, are those known as cysticercus ..."

6. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1856)
"On the Structure and Development of the cysticercus (fjf^sae, as found in the Pig." By GEORGE RAINEY, Esq., Lecturer, and Demonstrator of Practical and ..."

7. On Human Entozoa: Comprising the Description of the Different Species of by William Abbotts Smith (1863)
"This species of cysticercus is most frequently met with iu the intermuscular areolar tissue of the trunk, of the limbs, of the heart, and of the intestines, ..."

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