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metacercaria

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

Definition of metacercaria

  1. :  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 play \-ē-əl\ adjective


Origin of metacercaria

New Latin


First Known Use: 1925


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metacercaria

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

Medical Definition of metacercaria

plural meta·cer·car·i·ae \-ē-ˌē\play

  1. :  a tailless encysted late larva of a digenetic trematode that is usually the form which is infective for the definitive host

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




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