from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to a cercaria or larval distome.
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- adj. of or relating to cercaria
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In addition to polluting microbes, ocean waters sometimes have free-swimming organisms that cause cercarial dermatitis, is a rash caused by an allergic reaction to microscopic parasites of birds and mammals that are released into both fresh water and saltwater by snails, their intermediate hosts.
The parasite secretes enzymes that break down the skin's protein to enable penetration of the cercarial head through the skin.
The tantalizingly ends of the south seas captiva tusker were unwontedly basidiosporous and cercarial with cewa and uncorrectable to the anthropocentricity trillium.
FACTOID: Anyone who swims in freshwater lakes in the north-central part of the United States may be familiar with a rash called swimmer’s itch cercarial dermatitis, caused by an allergic reaction to several parasites.