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 of cysticercusModern Latin from cysti- (var. of cysto-) + Classical Greek kerkos, tail
The larval stage of many tapeworms, consisting of a single invaginated scolex enclosed in a fluid-filled cyst.
Origin of cysticercusNew LatinGreek kustis bladder ; see cyst . Greek kerkos tail
From Ancient Greek κύστις (kustis, “bladder”) + κέρκος (kerkos, “tail”).