cercaria

noun
cer·car·ia | \(ˌ)sər-ˈker-ē-ə \
plural cercariae\-ē-ˌē \

Definition of cercaria 

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

Other Words from cercaria

cercarial \-ē-əl \ adjective

First Known Use of cercaria

circa 1871, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cercaria

New Latin, from Greek kerkos

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The first known use of cercaria was circa 1871

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cercaria

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

Medical Definition of cercaria 

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

Other Words from cercaria

cercarial \-ē-əl \ adjective

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