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mon·o·ge·ne·an

 (mŏn′ə-jē′nē-ən)
n.
Any of various flatworms of the class Monogenea that typically pass the entire life cycle as an ectoparasite on an individual fish.

[From New Latin Monogenea, class name (originally an order name) : mono- + Greek geneā, race; see genealogy.]

mon′o·ge′ne·an adj.

monogenean

(ˌmɒnəˈdʒiːnɪən)
n
a fluke or parasite that lives on a fish and is a member of the order Monogenea
adj
(Zoology) relating to a monogenean
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