ad·​o·​les·​car·​ia ˌa-də-ˌle-ˈska-rē-ə How to pronounce adolescaria (audio)
plural adolescariae ˌa-də-ˌle-ˈska-rē-ˌē How to pronounce adolescaria (audio)
or adolescarias
: a late larval trematode or a developing trematode not yet attained to sexual maturity compare marita, parthenita
adolescarial adjective

Word History


New Latin, from Latin adolescere + -aria (feminine of -arius -ary)

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adolescaria was in 1925

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“Adolescaria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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