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measle

Pronunciation: me'zel

Definition:

  1. The larva (Cysticercus cellulosae) of Taenia solium, the pork tapeworm; C. cellulosae is less frequently used to designate cysticerci of T. solium.
  2. The larva (Cysticercus bovis) of Taenia saginata, the beef tapeworm; the term C. bovis is less frequently used to designate cysticerci of T. bovis.
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