Dicrocoelium

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Dicrocoelium

 [dik″ro-se´le-um]
a genus of flukes. D. dendri´ticum is a liver fluke parasitic in domestic animals and occasionally humans.

Dicrocoelium

(dīk'rō-sē'lē-ŭm),
A genus of digenetic trematodes inhabiting the bile ducts and gallbladder of herbivores. The species Dicrocoelium dentriticum (lancet fluke) is rarely found in humans but is an important parasite of sheep in some localities.
[G. dikroos, forked, + koilia, belly]

Dicrocoelium

/Dic·ro·coe·li·um/ (dik″ro-sēl´e-um) a genus of flukes, including D. dendri´ticum, which has been found in human biliary passages.

Dic·ro·coe·li·um

(dik'rō-sē'lē-ŭm)
A genus of digenetic trematodes inhabiting the biliary tract of herbivores. The lancet fluke, D. dentriticum, is rarely found in humans but is an important parasite of sheep.
[G. dikroos, forked, + koilia, belly]

Dicrocoelium

a genus of flukes (digenetic trematodes) in the family Dicrocoeliidae.

Dicrocoelium dendriticum (syn. Dicrocoelium lanceolatum)
a liver fluke that infects most domestic and many wild animals and has been reported in humans. Heavy infestation causes cirrhosis and biliary obstruction and a clinical syndrome of edema, anemia and emaciation.
Dicrocoelium hospes
occurs in the bile ducts of cattle in Africa.