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Pronunciation: stro'bi-lo-ser'kus

Definition: A taenioid tapeworm larva of the cysticercus type, but with a conspicuous segmented neck, small terminal bladder, and everted scolex; the larval form of Taenia taeniaeformis, called Cysticercus fasciolaris.

[G. strobile, a twist of lint, + kerkos, tail]

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