acephalocyst

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀκέφαλος (aképhalos, headless) + κύστις (kústis, bladder)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ɑˈsɛfəloʊsɪst, əˈsɛfəloʊsɪst/

Noun[edit]

acephalocyst (plural acephalocysts)

  1. (zoology) A larval entozoön in the form of a subglobular or oval vesicle, or hydatid, filled with fluid, sometimes found in the tissues of man and the lower animals; -- so called from the absence of a head or visible organs on the vesicle. These cysts are the immature stages of certain tapeworms. Also applied to similar cysts of different origin.

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