redia


re·dia

noun \ˈrē-dē-ə\
plural re·di·ae \-dē-ˌē\ also re·di·as

Definition of REDIA

:  a larva produced within the sporocyst of many trematodes that produces another generation of rediae or develops into a cercaria
re·di·al \-dē-əl\ adjective

Origin of REDIA

New Latin, from Francesco Redi †1698? Italian naturalist
First Known Use: 1877

re·dia

noun \ˈrēd-ē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural re·di·ae \-ē-ˌē\ also re·di·as

Medical Definition of REDIA

: a larva produced within the sporocyst of many trematodes that produces another generation of larvae like itself or develops into a cercaria
re·di·al \-ē-əl\ adjective

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