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Cryptocystis trichodectis

Pronunciation: krip'to-sis'tis tri'ko-dek'tis

Definition: Name formerly applied to the larval form of the dog tapeworm, Dipylidium caninum, named for the cysticercoids found in the dog louse, Trichodectes.

[crypto- + G. kystis, bladder; tricho- + G. dektes, a beggar]

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