metacercaria

noun

meta·​cer·​car·​ia ˌme-tə-(ˌ)sər-ˈker-ē-ə How to pronounce metacercaria (audio)
: a tailless encysted late larva of a digenetic trematode that is usually the form which is infective for the definitive host
metacercarial adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of metacercaria was in 1925

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“Metacercaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metacercaria. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

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

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