The free swimming larva of a trematode which penetrates the body of its snail host and develops further to become a cercaria.
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The ciliated first-stage larva of a trematode that emerges from the egg and must penetrate into the tissues of an appropriate intermediate host snail if it is to continue its life cycle; followed by development into a mother sporocyst and by production of a number of offspring of successive larval g...
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(mi-rә-sid´e-әm) the free-swimming larva of a parasitic fluke, which emerges from an egg and penetrates the body of a snail host.
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(from the article `flatworm`) In the life cycle of flukes of the subclass Digenea, mollusks serve as the intermediate host. Eggs of Digenea usually hatch in water or in a snail ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: mī′ră-sid′ē-ŭm, -ă Definitions: 1. The ciliated first-stage larva of a trematode that emerges from the egg and must penetrate into the tissues of an appropriate intermediate host snail if it is to continue its life cycle; followed by dev...
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Free-living larval form in the life cycle of flukes.
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