Definition of cysticercoid in US English:

cysticercoid

noun & adjective

Zoology
  • See cysticercus

    • ‘The larvae develop into the cysticercoid stage in the tissue and migrate back into the lumen of the small intestine, where they attach to the mucosa.’
    • ‘After hatching, they invade into the body cavity and become cysticercoid larvae, which are infectious for humans.’
    • ‘The digested mites release cysticercoids where they attach to the ileocecal junction in the horse.’
    • ‘The tapeworm eggs are ingested by flea larvae, where development reaches the larval cysticercoid stage.’
    • ‘The cysticercoids may, when present in large numbers, occupy a considerable amount of space in the body of the host.’

Pronunciation

cysticercoid

/-ˈsərˌkoid/