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cercaria

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

Medical Definition of cercaria

plural cercariae \-ē-ˌē\play

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

cercarial \-ē-əl\play adjective


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