redia

redia

[ree-dee-uh]
noun, plural rediae [ree-dee-ee] . Zoology.
a cylindrical larval stage of some trematodes, produced by a sporocyst and giving rise to daughter rediae or to cercariae.

Origin:
1875–80; < Neo-Latin, after F. Redi; see -a2

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redia (ˈriːdɪə)
 
n , pl -diae
a parasitic larva of flukes that has simple locomotory organs, pharynx, and intestine and gives rise either to other rediae or to a different larva (the cercaria)
 
[C19: from New Latin, named after Francesco Redi (1629--97), Italian naturalist]

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