- the larva that hatches from the egg of a trematode worm or fluke.
Origin of miracidium
1895–1900; < New Latin, equivalent to mirac- (< Greek meirak- (stem of meîrax) boy, girl) + -idium -idium
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- the flat ciliated larva of flukes that hatches from the egg and gives rise asexually to other larval forms
C20: New Latin, via Late Latin miracidion, from Greek meirax boy, girl