[ met-uh-ser-kair-ee-uh ]
/ ˌmɛt ə sərˈkɛər i ə /
Save This Word!
noun, plural met·a·cer·car·i·ae [met-uh-ser-kair-ee-ee]. /ˌmɛt ə sərˈkɛər iˌi/. Zoology.
the encysted larva of a trematode, usually found in or on an aquatic intermediate host.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Words nearby metacercaria
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
Medical definitions for metacercaria
[ mĕt′ə-sər-kăr′ē-ə ]
n. pl. met•a•cer•car•i•ae (-ē-ē′)
The encysted maturing stage of a trematode in its intermediate host prior to transfer to the definitive host, usually representing the organism's infectious stage.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.