re·​dia | \ ˈrē-dē-ə How to pronounce redia (audio) \
plural rediae\ ˈrē-​dē-​ˌē How to pronounce rediae (audio) \ also redias

Definition of redia

: a larval form of a digenetic trematode (such as a liver fluke) that is produced within a sporocyst, has a mouth, pharynx, and gut, and contains cells which give rise to other rediae or to cercariae — see also redial entry 3

First Known Use of redia

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for redia

New Latin, from Francesco Redi †1698? Italian naturalist

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“Redia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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re·​dia | \ ˈrēd-ē-ə How to pronounce redia (audio) \
plural rediae\ -​ē-​ˌē How to pronounce rediae (audio) \ also redias

Medical Definition of redia

: a larva produced within the sporocyst of many trematodes that produces another generation of larvae like itself or develops into a cercaria

Other Words from redia

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

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