liver fluke


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liver fluke

n.
Any of several parasitic trematode worms that infest the liver of humans and other mammals, especially Clonorchis sinensis and several species in the genus Opisthorchis, acquired from eating infected freshwater fish, and two species in the genus Fasciola, acquired from ingesting contaminated water or aquatic vegetation.

liver fluke

n
(Animals) any of various parasitic flatworms, esp Fasciola hepatica, that inhabit the bile ducts of sheep, cattle, etc, and have a complex life cycle: class Digenea. See also trematode

liv′er fluke`

(ˈlɪv ər)
n.
any of various trematodes, as Fasciola hepatica, parasitic in the liver and bile ducts of mammels.
[1785–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.liver fluke - flatworm parasitic in liver and bile ducts of domestic animals and humansliver fluke - flatworm parasitic in liver and bile ducts of domestic animals and humans
trematode, trematode worm, fluke - parasitic flatworms having external suckers for attaching to a host
Fasciola, genus Fasciola - a genus of Fasciolidae
Translations

liver fluke

ndistoma m epatico
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