cysticerci definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Plural of cysticercus.
Variant of cysticercus
noun pl. cysticerci
the larva of certain tapeworms, parasitic in an intermediate host, in which the head and neck are partly enclosed in a bladderlike cyst; bladderworm
Origin: Modern Latin ; from cysti- (var. of cysto-) plush Classical Greek kerkos, tail