metacercaria

noun
meta·​cer·​car·​ia | \ ˌme-tə-(ˌ)sər-ˈker-ē-ə How to pronounce metacercaria (audio) \

Definition of metacercaria

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

Other Words from metacercaria

metacercarial \ ˌme-​tə-​(ˌ)sər-​ˈker-​ē-​əl How to pronounce metacercaria (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of metacercaria

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for metacercaria

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“Metacercaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metacercaria. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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metacercaria

noun
meta·​cer·​car·​ia | \ ˌmet-ə-(ˌ)sər-ˈkar-ē-ə, -ˈker- How to pronounce metacercaria (audio) \
plural metacercariae\ -​ē-​ˌē How to pronounce metacercaria (audio) \

Medical Definition of metacercaria

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

Other Words from metacercaria

metacercarial \ -​ē-​əl How to pronounce metacercaria (audio) \ adjective

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