Difference between revisions of "metacercaria"

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|etymology=Greek <i>meta</i>, after; <i>keros</i>, tail
 
|etymology=Greek <i>meta</i>, after; <i>keros</i>, tail
|definition=([[Platyhelminthes]]: Trematoda) The stage succeeding the cercarial, following loss of tail; it may invade the definitive host (blood flukes) or may become encysted and await passive transfer to that host.
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|definition=([[Platyhelminthes]]: [[Trematoda]]) The [[stage]] succeeding the cercarial, following loss of tail; it may invade the [[definitive host]] ([[blood]] flukes) or may become encysted and await passive transfer to that host.
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Revision as of 00:41, 14 September 2013

metacercaria (noun; Greek meta, after; keros, tail): (Platyhelminthes: Trematoda) The stage succeeding the cercarial, following loss of tail; it may invade the definitive host (blood flukes) or may become encysted and await passive transfer to that host.