a genus of flukes parasitic in the liver and biliary tract of various birds and mammals, including humans; see opisthorchiasis. O. feli´neus is found from the Philippines, Japan, and Vietnam across Asia to Eastern Europe. O. viverri´ni is found in Southeast Asia.
Genus of digenetic trematodes (family Opisthorchiidae) found in the bile ducts or gallbladder of fish-eating mammals, birds, and fish.
[opistho- + G. orchis, testis]
Opisthorchis/Opis·thor·chis/ (o″pis-thor´kis) a genus of flukes parasitic in the liver and biliary tract of various birds and mammals; O. feli´neus and O. viver´rini cause opisthorchiasis and O. sinen´sis causes clonorchiasis in humans.
a genus of flukes (digenetic trematodes) parasitic in the liver and biliary tract of various reptiles, birds and mammals, including humans. Causes opisthorchiasis.
see Opisthorchis tenuicollis (below).
found in the bile ducts, rarely the pancreatic duct and intestine, of dogs, cats, foxes, pigs and the Cetacea and humans.
occurs in domestic and wild cats, civets, dogs and humans.