noun, plural cer·car·i·ae [ser-kair-ee-ee] /sərˈkɛər iˌi/. Zoology.
Origin of cercaria
Examples from the Web for cercaria
It is always of a deep colour, and is doubtless introduced in the state of cercaria, when the animal is drinking.Animal Parasites and Messmates|P. J. Van Beneden
This organised nurse, which is about a line in length, is the Cercaria cystophora of Wagener.
A migration of the cercaria is indispensable to its perfection.
Dr Guido Wagener figures similar structures as occurring in Cercaria macrocerca.
The infusoriform larva of the Dicyemid, and the Cercaria of the Trematodes, are such forms.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour