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cysticercoid

Pronunciation: sis'ti-ser'koyd

Definition: 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.

[cysti- + G. kerkos, tail, + eidos, resemblance]

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