digenetic


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di·ge·net·ic

 (dī′jə-nĕt′ĭk)
adj.
Having two or more hosts through the course of the life cycle, as in some parasites, such as trematodes.

digenetic

(ˌdaɪdʒɪˈnɛtɪk)
adj
1. (Zoology) of or relating to digenesis
2. (Biology) (of parasites) having two hosts
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This strong host reaction, presumably induced by sporocysts (or rediae), seems uncommon in molluscs acting as first intermediate hosts of digenetic trematodes (Cremonte et al.
The existence of rivers and canals provides excellent breeding grounds for the development and survival of freshwater snails serving as potential intermediate hosts for a variety of digenetic trematode parasites.
Photomicrographs showing the digenetic features in the AMB 5 facies are: Loose-closely packed grains, compaction, calcite cement, silica cement and Iron oxidation.
Such lesions have been associated in India with Schistosoma nasale, a species of digenetic trematode in the family Schistosomatidae.
Our study results, determined by using molecular techniques, confirmed that the cercaria stage of a digenetic trematode, P.
2006) reported that fish infected with digenetic trematode, Diplostomumspathaceum, was more vulnerable to Aeromonas salmonicida infections than others without parasitic infestations.
The thick sediments of the Lower Cretaceous and Jurassic (up to 8000 m, Figure 2) suggest the presence of possible burial digenetic origin for higher occurrence of illite and decrease in IS due to illitization of smectite (Ruarri et al.
The relationship between pollution and snails is unknown to our men working in the field and likewise the complex life cycle of digenetic trematode is not known to most of our people.