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cercaria

play
noun cer·car·ia \(ˌ)sər-ˈker-ē-ə\

Definition of cercaria

plural cer·car·i·aeplay \-ē-ˌē\

  1. :  a usually tadpole-shaped larval trematode worm that develops in a molluscan host from a redia

cer·car·i·al play \-ē-əl\ adjective


Origin of cercaria

New Latin, from Greek kerkos


First Known Use: circa 1871


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cercaria

play
noun cer·car·ia \(ˌ)sər-ˈkar-ē-ə, -ˈker-\

Medical Definition of cercaria

plural cer·car·i·ae \-ē-ˌē\play

  1. :  a usually tadpole-shaped larval trematode worm that develops in a molluscan host from a redia

  2. cer·car·i·al \-ē-əl\play adjective



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