xiphidiocercaria

noun
xi·​phid·​io·​cercaria | \ zə̇¦fidē(ˌ)ō+ \

Definition of xiphidiocercaria

: a cercaria having a stylet in the oral sucker with which it actively penetrates the definitive host

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History and Etymology for xiphidiocercaria

New Latin, from Greek xiphidion (diminutive of xiphos sword) + New Latin cercaria

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“Xiphidiocercaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xiphidiocercaria. Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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