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 (mîr′ə-sĭd′ē-əm, mī′rə-)
n. pl. mi·ra·cid·i·a (-ē-ə)
A ciliated larva of a digenetic trematode, which hatches from the egg and enters the first intermediate host, where it develops into a sporocyst or a redia.

[German, from Greek *meirakidion (attested in Latin as mīracidion, one in early adolescence), diminutive of meirax, young girl, young person, lad.]

mi′ra·cid′i·al adj.


n, pl -ia (-ɪə)
(Animals) 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]
ˌmiraˈcidial adj
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mansoni miracidia and their snail hosts might have increased.
Fasciola hepatica: characteristics of infection in Lymnaea truncatula in relation to the number of Miracidia at exposure.
Sexual reproduction produces parasite eggs which invariably exit the definitive host via faeces, which then hatch into miracidia (small mobile larvae) when the eggs contact seawater.
The eggs contain fully formed miracidia when voided through faeces, urine or nasal discharge depending upon the species (Soulsby, 1982).
japonicum miracidia. Every sample was initially read by two examiners and reviewed by a third examiner if there was a disagreement.
Caption: FIGURE 1: (a) Lanes 2 and 3 represent adult worm DNA, lane 4 represents miracidia DNA, lane 5 represents schistosome egg DNA, lanes 6 and 7 represent cercarial DNA, lane 8 represents a -ve control (containing a premix only), and lanes 1 and 9 represent the molecular marker.
Snail related factors include their genes, defense system, and age at the time of exposure to miracidia (Richards, Knight, & Lewis, 1992; Abou-El-Naga & Radwan, 2012; Abou-El-Naga, Eissa, Mossallam, & Abd El-Halim, 2010; Abou-El-Naga, Sadaka, Amer, Diab, & Khedr, 2015).
Eggs released in deer pellets develop into miracidia (Fig.
The cause of death was attributed to air sac trematodes, which were identified as Szidatitrema species based on morphology of adult trematodes and miracidia isolated from a snail intermediate host.
The oblique muscle fiber got damaged may be due to penetration of miracidia at the time of infection in the nature.