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acephalocyst - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'acephalocyst' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Acephalocyst [ n.]
- A larval entozoon 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.