noun, plural re·di·ae [ree-dee-ee] /ˈri diˌi/. Zoology.

  1. a cylindrical larval stage of some trematodes, produced by a sporocyst and giving rise to daughter rediae or to cercariae.

noun plural -diae (-dɪˌiː)

  1. 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)

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