Metacercaria

Stage between the cercaria and adult in the life cycle of most digentic trematodes; usually encysted and quiescent.

metacercaria

(from the article `flatworm`) ...humans. Endemic (local) centres of infection occur in virtually all countries; widespread infections occur in the Far East, Africa, and tropical ...
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metacercaria

(met″ә-sәr-kar┬┤e-ә) pl. metacerca┬┤riae The encysted resting or maturing stage of a parasitic fluke in the tissues of an intermediate host.
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METACERCARIA

Infective larval form of flukes that arises from the cercaria stage.
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metacercaria

The post-cercarial encysted stage in the life history of a fluke, prior to transfer to the definitive host. Some cercariae attach themselves to grass or other vegetation, form metacercaria, and later are ingested by herbivores, as in Fasciola and similar forms; others encyst in muscles of fish, as in Clonorchis, or in crayfish, as in Paragonimus.
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metacercaria

Type: Term Pronunciation: met′ă-ser-kar′ē-ă, -ē Definitions: 1. The postcercarial encysted stage in the life history of a fluke, before transfer to the definitive host. Some cercariae attach themselves to grass or other vegetation, form metacercaria, and later are ingested by herbivores, as in Fasciola and similar fo...
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