miracidial

miracidium

[mahy-ruh-sid-ee-uhm]
noun, plural miracidia [mahy-ruh-sid-ee-uh] .
the larva that hatches from the egg of a trematode worm or fluke.

Origin:
1895–1900; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to mirac- (< Greek meirak- (stem of meîrax) boy, girl) + -idium -idium

miracidial, adjective
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miracidium (ˌmaɪrəˈsɪdɪəm)
 
n , pl -ia
the flat ciliated larva of flukes that hatches from the egg and gives rise asexually to other larval forms
 
[C20: New Latin, via Late Latin miracidion, from Greek meirax boy, girl]
 
mira'cidial
 
adj

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