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]
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