< /sərˈkɛər iˌi/. Zoology.
- the disk-shaped larva of flukes of the class Trematoda, having a taillike appendage.
noun plural -iae (-ɪˌiː)
- one of the larval forms of trematode worms. It has a short forked tail and resembles an immature adult
n. pl. cer•car•i•as
- The parasitic larva of a trematode worm, having a tail that disappears in the adult stage.