Skip to Content


Pronunciation: ser′kō-sis′tis

Definition: A specialized form of tapeworm cysticercoid larva that develops within the vertebrate host villus rather than in an invertebrate host; the cercocystis of Hymenolepis nana in its direct or egg-borne cycle in humans.

[G. kerkos, tail, + kystis, bladder]

See Also: cysticercus, cysticercoid

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.