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Trematoda

 [trem″ah-to´dah]
the flukes or trematodes, a class of the phylum Platyhelminthes; many are parasitic in humans and other animals, with infections resulting from the ingestion of insufficiently cooked fish, crustaceans, or vegetation containing their larvae. Important parasites infecting humans belong to the genera Clonorchis, Dicrocoelium, Fasciola, Fasciolopsis, Heterophyes, Metagonimus, Opisthorchis, Paragonimus, and Schistosoma.

Trem·a·to·da

(trem'ă-tō'dă),
A class in the phylum Platyhelminthes (the flatworms), consisting of flukes with a leaf-shaped body and two muscular suckers, and an acelomate parenchyma-filled body cavity. Circulatory system and sense organs are not present, but an incomplete alimentary canal is found (lacking an anus). Flukes of interest to human or veterinary medicine are members of the order Digenea, with complete life cycles involving embryonic multiplication in a mollusk as their first intermediate host. The other order, Monogenea, consists chiefly of parasites of fish that have a simpler pattern of direct development on a single host.
[G. trēmatōdēs, full of holes, fr. trēma, a hole, + eidos, appearance]

Trematoda

/Trem·a·to·da/ (trem″ah-to´dah) the flukes, a class of Platyhelminthes; they are parasitic in humans and other animals, infection usually resulting from ingestion of inadequately cooked fish, crustaceans, or vegetation containing their larvae.

Trematoda

[trem′ətō′də]
a class of flatworms, Platyhelminthes, that includes flukes. The adults are external or internal parasites of vertebrates. Intestinal infections in North America are rare except through flukes in foods imported from Asia or the tropics.

Trem·a·to·da

(trem'ă-tō'dă)
A class in the phylum Platyhelminthes (the flatworms) consisting of flukes with a leaf-shaped body and two muscular suckers, and an acelomate parenchyma-filled body cavity. Flukes of interest to human or veterinary medicine are members of the order Digenea, with complete life cycles involving embryonic multiplication in a mollusk as their first intermediate host.
[G. trēmatōdēs, full of holes, fr. trēma, a hole, + eidos, appearance]

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