metacercaria

noun
meta·cer·car·ia | \ˌme-tə-(ˌ)sər-ˈker-ē-ə \

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 \ adjective

First Known Use of metacercaria

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for metacercaria

New Latin

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metacercaria

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

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 \ adjective

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