Fasciolopsis buski

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Fas·ci·o·lop·sis bus·'ki

the large intestinal fluke, a species found in the intestine of humans in eastern and southern Asia; transmitted via ingestion of water chestnuts or other vegetation contaminated with infective metacercariae.

Fasciolopsis buski

[fas′ē·əlop′sis bus′kē]
a species of large fluke that is an important intestinal parasite endemic in Asia and the tropics. In the United States and other countries, it is occasionally found in imported food products such as water chestnuts and other vegetation contaminated with infective metacercariae. See also fasciolopsiasis.
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Fasciolopsis buski

A trematode (fluke) that infests the intestinal tract of certain mammals including humans. Symptoms include vomiting, anorexia, and diarrhea alternating with constipation. The number of flukes present may be sufficient to cause intestinal obstruction. The disease occurs in Asia, including central and southern China.
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a genus of trematodes of the family Fasciolidae.

Fasciolopsis buski
the largest of the intestinal flukes; found in the small intestines of humans and pigs throughout Asia. Causes fasciolopsiasis.