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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.


relating to or characteristic of a schistosome or member of the genus Schistosoma
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No significant differences were demonstrated regarding history of surgical procedure, nonmedical circumcision, ear piercing, shaving in common barber, using common tools like razors or tooth brush, delivery by aid of physician or birth attendant and history of schistosomal infection.
Once salmonella bacteria gain access to a person's blood stream, fatality is very high; the myriad portals of entries into the blood stream offered by a concurrent schistosomal infestation would have produced fatal septecemia in its victims.
Presence of palanquin shaped ova confirmed schistosomal parasites (Schistosoma nasale).
Experimental studies of schistosomal pigment from Schistosoma japonicum.
Schistosomal stricture of the ureter-diagnostic dilemma.
The spleen index in the present work showed a highly significant increment as a result of schistosomal infected mice.
None of those with histological diagnosis of schistosomal appendicitis, lymphoid hyperplasia and atrophic appendicitis appeared normal macroscopically.
Histoarchitecture of Schistosomal granuloma development and involution: morphogenetic and biomechanical approaches.
The patient then underwent surgical resection of the lesion which was pathologically proven to be a schistosomal granulomatous lesion (Fig.
There are reports of immune disturbances associated with chronic schistosomal infection.
During histological analysis, the samples were evaluated based on the papillary configuration, cytological characters, invasion of lamina propria and muscle, inflammation, schistosomal lesions, metaplasia, dysplasia; and the urothelial neoplasms were then categorized according to the WHO/ISUP1998 classification.