HyperDic: cercaria

English > 1 sense of the word cercaria:
NOUNanimalcercariatadpole-shaped parasitic larva of a trematode worm
English > cercaria: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
Meaningtadpole-shaped parasitic larva of a trematode worm; tail disappears in adult stage / stage.
Member ofTrematoda, class TrematodaParasitic flatworms (including flukes)
BroaderlarvaThe immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose
Adjectivescercarialof or relating to cercaria

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