miracidium

noun mi·ra·cid·i·um \ ˌmir-ə-ˈsi-dē-əm , ˌmī-rə- \

Definition of miracidium

plural miracidia play \-dē-ə\
:the free-swimming ciliated first larva of a digenetic trematode that seeks out and penetrates a suitable snail intermediate host in which it develops into a sporocyst

miracidial

play \-dē-əl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of miracidium

New Latin, from Greek meirak-, meirax youth, stripling + New Latin -idium


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miracidium

noun mi·ra·cid·i·um \ ˌmir-ə-ˈsid-ē-əm , ˌmī-rə- \

medical Definition of miracidium

plural miracidia play \-ē-ə\
:the free-swimming ciliated first larva of a digenetic trematode that seeks out and penetrates a suitable snail intermediate host in which it develops into a sporocyst

miracidial

play \-ē-əl\ adjective

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