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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.
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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
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liv′er fluke`

(ˈlɪv ər)
n.
any of various trematodes, as Fasciola hepatica, parasitic in the liver and bile ducts of mammels.
[1785–95]
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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
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Translations

liver fluke

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To the Editor: In recent Chinese Medical Journal, Sheng et al .[1] reported a case with diffuse parenchymal lung diseases, which was believed to be attributed to the infection of liver fluke Clonorchis sinensis .
WEST Wales will experience a high risk of liver fluke this year following a summer 30% wetter than average and a mild December.
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Of the 50 blood samples submitted, more than 20 percent came back positive or bordering positive for liver fluke antibodies, said Sung-Tae Hong, the tropical medicine specialist who carried out the tests at Seoul National University in South Korea.
(1) Despite this ancient record of use, clinical trials on myrrh were lacking until recently, when a group of Egyptian scientists examined its value in the treatment of fascioliasis (liver fluke).