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n. pl. re·di·ae (-dē-ē′)
A larva of certain trematodes that is produced within the sporocyst and that can give rise to additional rediae or to cercariae.
[New Latin, after Francesco Redi (1626-1697), Italian naturalist.]
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n, pl -diae (-dɪˌiː)
(Animals) 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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re•di•a(ˈri di ə)
n., pl. -di•ae (-diˌi)
a cylindrical larva in some trematodes that is produced by a sporocyst and gives rise to daughter rediae or cercariae.
[1875–80; < New Latin, after Francesco Redi (1626?–98), Italian biologist; see -a2]
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