redia

[ ree-dee-uh ]
/ ˈri di ə /

noun, plural re·di·ae [ree-dee-ee] /ˈri diˌi/. Zoology.

a cylindrical larval stage of some trematodes, produced by a sporocyst and giving rise to daughter rediae or to cercariae.

Origin of redia

1875–80; < New Latin, after F. Redi; see -a2
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redia
/ (ˈriːdɪə) /

noun plural -diae (-dɪˌiː)

a parasitic larva of flukes that has simple locomotory organs, pharynx, and intestine and gives rise either to other rediae or to a different larva (the cercaria)

Word Origin for redia

C19: from New Latin, named after Francesco Redi (1629–97), Italian naturalist
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