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cercaria


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cercaria  \Cer*ca"ri*a\,  n.;  pl  {Cercarle}  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ? 
  tail.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  larval  form  of  a  trematode  worm  having  the  shape  of  a 
  tadpole,  with  its  body  terminated  by  a  tail-like  appendage. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cercaria 
  n  :  tadpole-shaped  parasitic  larva  of  a  trematode  worm;  tail 
  disappears  in  adult  stage 




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