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Meaning of ACEPHALOCYST

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*ceph"a*lo*cyst\, n. [Gr. 'ake`falos without a
head + ky`stis bladder.] (Zo["o]l.)
A larval entozo["o]n 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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