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metacercaria

[ met-uh-ser-kair-ee-uh ]
/ 藢m蓻t 蓹 s蓹r藞k蓻蓹r i 蓹 /
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noun, plural met路a路cer路car路i路ae [met-uh-ser-kair-ee-ee]. /藢m蓻t 蓹 s蓹r藞k蓻蓹r i藢i/. Zoology.
the encysted larva of a trematode, usually found in or on an aquatic intermediate host.
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Origin of metacercaria

From New Latin, dating back to 1925鈥30; see origin at meta-, cercaria
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Medical definitions for metacercaria

metacercaria
[ m臅t鈥采-s蓹r-k膬r膿-蓹 ]

n. pl. met鈥鈥er鈥ar鈥鈥e (-膿-膿鈥)
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.
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