blood fluke


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blood fluke

blood fluke

n
(Animals) any parasitic flatworm, such as a schistosome, that lives in the blood vessels of man and other vertebrates: class Digenea. See also trematode

blood′ fluke`


n.
a schistosome.
[1870–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blood fluke - flatworms parasitic in the blood vessels of mammals
trematode, trematode worm, fluke - parasitic flatworms having external suckers for attaching to a host
genus Schistosoma, Schistosoma - type genus of the family Schistosomatidae: blood flukes
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