miracidial
adjective see miracidium

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • miracidial — mi·ra·cid·i·al …   English syllables

  • miracidial — |mīrə|sidēəl adjective Etymology: miracidium + al : of or relating to a miracidium …   Useful english dictionary

  • miracidium — miracidial, adj. /muy reuh sid ee euhm/, n., pl. miracidia / sid ee euh/. the larva that hatches from the egg of a trematode worm or fluke. [1895 1900; < NL, equiv. to mirac ( < Gk meirak (s. of meîrax) boy, girl) + idium IDIUM] * * * …   Universalium

  • miracidium — noun (plural miracidia) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek meirak , meirax youth, stripling + New Latin idium Date: 1898 the free swimming ciliated first larva of a digenetic trematode that seeks out and penetrates a suitable snail intermediate… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Digenea — For the bird genus, see Anthipes. Digenea Helicometra sp. (Plagiorchiida: Opecoelidae) from the intestine of a Flame Cardinal fish Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • miracidium — /maɪrəˈsɪdiəm/ (say muyruh sideeuhm) noun (plural miracidia /maɪrəˈsɪdiə/ (say muyruh sideeuh)) the larva that hatches from the egg of a trematode worm or fluke. {New Latin} –miracidial, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

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