cercaria definition

  • noun:
    • The parasitic larva of a trematode worm, having a tail that disappears within the person stage.
    • The parasitic larva of a trematode worm, having a tail that disappears within the adult stage.
    • The parasitic larva of trematodes; its tail vanishes when adult.
    • The larval kind of a trematode worm having the model of a tadpole, along with its human anatomy terminated by a tail-like appendage.
    • In zoöl, the second larval stage of a trematoid worm or fluke, named by O. F. Müller in 1786 as a genus of infusorians.
    • tadpole-shaped parasitic larva of a trematode worm; tail vanishes in adult phase
    • The parasitic larva of trematodes; its tail vanishes when adult.
    • The larval as a type of a trematode worm obtaining the form of a tadpole, having its body terminated by a tail-like appendage.
    • In zoöl, the second larval stage of a trematoid worm or fluke, named by O. F. Müller in 1786 as a genus of infusorians.
    • tadpole-shaped parasitic larva of a trematode worm; tail vanishes in person stage

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