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Any of numerous flatworms of the class Trematoda, including both external and internal parasites of animal hosts, that have a thick outer cuticle and one or more suckers or hooks for attaching to host tissue.
[From New Latin Trēmatōda, class name, from Greek trēmatōdēs, having holes, from trēma, trēmat-, perforation; see terə- in Indo-European roots.]
(Animals) any parasitic flatworm of the class Trematoda, which includes the flukes
[C19: from New Latin Trematoda, from Greek trēmatōdēs full of holes, from trēma a hole]
trem•a•tode(ˈtrɛm əˌtoʊd, ˈtri mə-)
any of various parasitic flatworms of the class Trematoda, having external suckers. Also called fluke.
[1830–40; < New Latin Trematoda « Greek trēmatṓdēs having holes =trēmat-, s. of trêma hole + -ōdēs -ode1]
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Fasciola hepatica, liver fluke - flatworm parasitic in liver and bile ducts of domestic animals and humans
Fasciolopsis buski - fluke that is parasitic on humans and swine; common in eastern Asia
n. trematodo, gusano parásito de la clase Trematoda.