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[met-uh-ser-kair-ee-uh] /ˌmɛt ə sərˈkɛər i ə/

noun, plural metacercariae
[met-uh-ser-kair-ee-ee] /ˌmɛt ə sərˈkɛər iˌi/ (Show IPA). Zoology.
the encysted larva of a trematode, usually found in or on an aquatic intermediate host.

metacercaria met·a·cer·car·i·a (mět’ə-sər-kār’ē-ə)
n. pl. met·a·cer·car·i·ae (-ē-ē’)
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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