the disk-shaped larva of flukes of the class Trematoda, having a taillike appendage.
noun (pl) -iae (-ɪˌiː)
one of the larval forms of trematode worms. It has a short forked tail and resembles an immature adult
cercaria cer·car·i·a (sər-kâr’ē-ə)
n. pl. cer·car·i·as or cer·car·i·ae (-ē-ē’)
The parasitic larva of a trematode worm, having a tail that disappears in the adult stage.
one of a pair of appendages at the rear of the abdomen of certain insects and other arthropods, serving as tactile organs. Historical Examples noun (pl) -ci (-siː) one of a pair of sensory appendages at the tip of the abdomen of some insects and other arthropods cercus cer·cus (sûr’kəs) n. pl. cer·ci (sûr’sī, -kī) […]
any shrub or small tree of the genus Cercis, as the redbud or Judas tree. Historical Examples noun any tree or shrub of the leguminous genus Cercis, which includes the redbud and Judas tree
cephalostat ceph·a·lo·stat (sěf’ə-lō-stāt’) n. See cephalometer.
cephalosporinase ceph·a·lo·spor·i·nase (sěf-ə-lə-spôr’ə-nās’, -nāz’) n. See penicillinase.