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.
6] stated that infestation by sporocysts which are structures of digenetic trematodes could be a threat for host bivalve because of its potential to reduce host fecundity.
The fish were anesthetized using MS222 and killed, the internal organs were removed, dissected and examined under a Nikon SMZ 800 dissection microscope for the presence of digenetic trematodes.
Fish heavily infected with these digenetic trematodes may experience loss of vision, reduced growth, emaciation (2) or deformation of the vertebral column, brain tumour, cellular necrosis and death (3).
Although these digenetic trematodes of the Opisthorchiidae family are closely related to the genera Clonorchis and Opisthorchis, there are morphologic differences.
Fasciolosis, caused by the digenetic trematodes of the genus Fasciola, is one of the most important plant borne helminthes infections of human and livestock in many parts of the world.