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metacercaria

metacercaria

noun meta·cer·car·ia \ˌme-tə-(ˌ)sər-ˈker-ē-ə\

Definition of METACERCARIA

:  a tailless encysted late larva of a digenetic trematode that is usually the form which is infective for the definitive host
meta·cer·car·i·al \-ē-əl\ adjective

Origin of METACERCARIA

New Latin
First Known Use: 1925

metacercaria

noun meta·cer·car·ia \ˌmet-ə-(ˌ)sər-ˈkar-ē-ə, -ˈker-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural meta·cer·car·i·ae \-ē-ˌē\

Medical Definition of METACERCARIA

:  a tailless encysted late larva of a digenetic trematode that is usually the form which is infective for the definitive host
meta·cer·car·i·al \-ē-əl\ adjective

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