- A hydatid cyst with no daughter cyst; a sterile hydatid, so called because it fails to develop scoleces (tapeworm heads). [G. a- priv. + kephale, head, + kystis, bladder]
* * *aceph·a·lo·cyst (')ā-'sef-ə-lō-.sist, ə-'sef- n a hydatid that has not developed a head
* * *aceph·a·lo·cyst (a-sefґə-lo-sist″) [a-1 + cephalo- + cyst] a true hydatid cyst that fails to produce brood capsules; called also sterile cyst.
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Acephalocyst — 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… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
acephalocyst — n. [Gr. a, without; kephale, head; kystis, bladder] (PLATYHELMINTHES: Cestoda) A hydatid larval stage; bladderworm; cysticercus … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology
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