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Any of various chiefly tropical trematode worms of the family Schistosomatidae and especially the genus Schistosoma, many of which are parasitic in the blood of humans and other mammals. Also called bilharzia, blood fluke.

[New Latin Schistosōma, genus name : Greek skhistos, split; see schist + Greek sōma, body; see -some3.]

schis′to·som′al (-sō′məl) adj.


(Animals) any of various blood flukes of the chiefly tropical genus Schistosoma, which cause disease in man and domestic animals. Also called: bilharzia
[C19: from New Latin Schistosoma; see schist, -some3]


(ˈʃɪs təˌsoʊm)

1. Also called bilharzia. any trematode of the genus Schistosoma, parasitic in the blood of birds and mammals, including humans; a blood fluke.
2. Also, schis`to•so′mal. pertaining to or caused by schistosomes.
[1900–05; < New Latin Schistosoma <schist(us) (see schist) + -soma -some3]
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Noun1.schistosome - 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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Furthermore, hybridization between schistosome species can occur, specifically hybridization of S.
In order to evaluate the sexual fitness of worms exposure to non-lethal concentrations of cardamonin, parasites were continually monitored and schistosome egg output in vitro was determined by counting the number of eggs, as previously described (de Moraes et al.
CE was performed after the US scan, and particular attention was given to major bladder mucosa alterations such as ulcers, schistosome eggs, granulomas and tumours (14 patients had schistosome eggs and other mucosal changes).
With more diligent cleaning and removal procedures, we saw fewer cases of "swimmer's itch" (also known as schistosome dermatitis) and fewer beach closings for E.
Chaline talks about the impact of the schistosome (Schistosome mansoni; p.
Mae'r darganfyddiad hwn o ran y modd y gellir addasu genynnau schistosome yn anhygoel o gyffrous gan ei fod yn cyflwyno dull newydd o reoli schistosomiasis a hefyd yn darparu tystiolaeth sy'n dangos rl ymarferol bwysig ar gyfer yr addasiad penodol hwn wrth ddatblygu rhywogaeth o fwydyn parasitig.
However, large community-based drug treatments have been applied with very little success (2) since even a small number of individuals left untreated can pass schistosome eggs back into the water, maintaining high rates of reinfections (2).
Granulomas in schistosome and mycobacterial infections: a model of local immune responses.
Schistosomiasis is contracted by exposure to contaminated freshwater; schistosome eggs in the water enter a snail intermediate host where they mature then are released back into water.
The nine studies cover catalytic activity in transcripts from Schistosoma non-autonomous retro-transposons, mobile genetic elements of malaria vectors and other mosquitoes, retro-transposons in the genomes of the digenean parasitic trematodes Clonochis sinensis and Paragonimus westermani, endogenous retro-transposon sequences of the Schistosoma mansoni intermediate snail host Biomphalaria glabrata, the transposon-mediated transgenis of mosquitoes, Schistosome long terminal repeat retro-transposons colonizing Schistosome genomes, Schistosome DNA transposons, and mobile genetic elements resident in hookworm genomes.
The mammalian schistosome Heterobilharzia americana was collected from a sample of 36 raccoons (Procyon lotor) in Archer and Wichita counties of north-central Texas, providing new county records and a northern range extension for the fluke in the state.
Of these, 85% live in sub-Saharan Africa where Schistosoma haematobium accounts for 67% of schistosome infections and 70% are school age children [8, 9].