[ met-uh-ser-kair-ee-uh ]

noun,plural met·a·cer·car·i·ae [met-uh-ser-kair-ee-ee]. /ˌmɛt ə sərˈkɛər iˌi/. Zoology.
  1. the encysted larva of a trematode, usually found in or on an aquatic intermediate host.

Origin of metacercaria

From New Latin, dating back to 1925–30; see origin at meta-, cercaria

Words Nearby metacercaria Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023