a genus of trematodes, including M. yokoga´wai, which is parasitic in the small intestine of humans and other mammals in Japan, China, Indonesia, the Balkans, and Israel.
A genus of flukes (superfamily Heterophyidae) that encyst on fish and infect various fish-eating animals, including humans. Metagonimus yokogawai, an intestinal fluke widely distributed in the Far East and the Balkans and one of the smallest (1-2.5 mm) flukes infecting humans, is passed from Semisulcospira snails to cyprinoid fish and then to humans and other fish-eating mammals and birds.
[meta- + G. gonimos, productive]
Metagonimus/Meta·gon·i·mus/ (met″ah-gon´ĭ-mus) a genus of flukes, including M. yokoga´wai, parasitic in the small intestine of humans and other mammals in Japan, China, Indonesia, the Balkans, and Israel.
a genus of digenetic trematodes in the family Heterophydiiae.
found in the small intestine of the dog, cat, pig, pelican and humans. May cause enteritis in humans but considered to be nonpathogenic in animals.