miracidium

noun
mi·​ra·​cid·​i·​um | \ ˌmir-ə-ˈsi-dē-əm How to pronounce miracidium (audio) , ˌmī-rə-\
plural miracidia\ ˌmir-​ə-​ˈsi-​dē-​ə How to pronounce miracidia (audio) , ˌmī-​rə-​ \

Definition of miracidium

: 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

Other Words from miracidium

miracidial \ ˌmir-​ə-​ˈsi-​dē-​əl How to pronounce miracidial (audio) , ˌmī-​rə-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of miracidium

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for miracidium

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

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The first known use of miracidium was in 1898

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miracidium

noun
mi·​ra·​cid·​i·​um | \ ˌmir-ə-ˈsid-ē-əm How to pronounce miracidium (audio) , ˌmī-rə- How to pronounce miracidium (audio) \
plural miracidia\ -​ē-​ə How to pronounce miracidia (audio) \

Medical Definition of miracidium

: 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

Other Words from miracidium

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

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