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(invertebrate zoology)
A larva of tapeworms in the order Cyclophyllidea that has a bladder with a single invaginated scolex.
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a larval stage of tapeworms. The cysticercus resembles a cyst whose wall is retracted in one place to form the head; the head has suckers and sometimes hooks. The cysticercus develops from an oncosphere in any organ (frequently in muscles, brain, and eye) of its intermediate host, such as swine and cattle. After entering its definitive host, for example, a human being, the cysticercus protrudes from the cyst and the larva is transformed into an adult worm.

The cysticercus is characteristic of most tapeworms, the pork and beef tapeworms in particular.

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Consumption of undercooked meat greatly increases the risk of humans becoming infected by viable cysticercus which may go unnoticed during the routine postmortem examination of cattle slaughter inspection.
(2016) carried out necropsy examination of twenty five wild boars and detected Cysticercus tenuicollis, Macrocanthorhynchus hirudinaceus, Metastrongyles infection with Ascarops and hydatid cyst in lungs from Southwestern Iran.
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Seroepidemiological study on the infectious status of cysticercus in Shandong Province [in Chinese].
Albendazole therapy of persistent, solitary cysticercus granulomas in patients with seizures.
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Cysticercus tenuicollis is a bubble-like metacestode of Taenia hydatigena that invades the abdominal cavity and liver of pigs, dogs, and other carnivores [1-3].
[7] These pathological factors could have predisposed to the occurrence of phenytoin-induced DRESS in our patient which can be substantiated by a study that has revealed a higher incidence of cutaneous reactions in patients having solitary cysticercus granuloma and receiving phenytoin.
Halanych et al., 1995--lophotrochozoans Platyzoa Ax, 1987 Phylum Platyhelminthes Gegenbaur, 1859--flatworms Subphylum Neodermata (Ehlers, 1985) Cavalier-Smith, 1998 Infraphylum Cercomeromorpha (Bychowsky, 1937) Cavalier-Smith, 1998 Class Cestoda--tapeworms Nephroposticophora Subclass Eucestoda--eucestodes Order Cyclophyllidea van Beneden, 1900 Family Taeniidae Ludwig, 1886 Genus Cysticercus rudolphi, 1801 Cysticercus tenuicollis (Figura 1).
Hematological and biochemical tests may be used as alternate for the diagnosis of Cysticercus bovis within the local setting and to qualify animals for international export with an acceptable degree of confidence (Wrights, 1998).
Dipylidiumcaninum and cysticercus cyst for Taeniaspp., Toxascarisleonina and Toxocaracanis and Neoechinorhynchusiraqensis, all these stained helminthes were tacked a good coloration with distinction their internal structure.