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 for Cercaria
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cercaria \Cer*ca"ri*a\, n.; pl. Cercarle [NL., fr. Gr. ke`rkos
     tail.] (Zool.)
     The larval form of a trematode worm having the shape of a
     tadpole, with its body terminated by a tail-like appendage.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: tadpole-shaped parasitic larva of a trematode worm; tail
           disappears in adult stage

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