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schistosome

 [shis-, skis´to-sōm]
an individual worm of the genus Schistosoma.

schis·to·some

(skis'tō-sōm),
Common name for a member of the genus Schistosoma.

schistosome

/schis·to·some/ (shis´-) (skis´to-sōm) an individual of the genus Schistosoma.

schistosome

(shĭs′tə-sōm′)
n.
Any of various chiefly tropical trematode worms of the family Schistosomatidae and especially the genus Schistosoma, many of which are parasitic in the blood of humans and other mammals. Also called bilharzia, blood fluke.

schis′to·som′al (-sō′məl) adj.

schistosome

A blood fluke, in particular of genus Schistosoma

schis·to·some

(skis'tō-sōm)
Common name for a member of the genus Schistosoma.

schistosome

a member of the family Schistosomatidae. Includes the genera Austrobilharzia, Bilharziella, Bivitellobilharzia, Dendritobilharzia, Gigantobilharzia, Heterobilharzia, Ornithobilharzia, Pseudobilharziella, Schistosoma, Schistosomatium, Trichobilharzia.

schistosome dermatitis
a disease of humans caused by invasion of the skin by the cercariae of nonhuman schistosomes, especially avian ones. Called also clam-digger's itch, swimmer's itch, rice-paddy itch, swamp itch.
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The effect of schistosome infection on the protein content within the snails can be observed between infected and non-infected peers of the same age.
After extraction, the solvent was removed under vacuum to yield 24 g of the crude dichloromethane extract (PaI), which was able to cause 100% mortality in schistosomes.
A single schistosome pair has a theoretical reproduction potential of up to 600 billion schistosomes.
mansoni cercariae were obtained from Schistosome Biological Supply Center at Theodor Bilharz Research Institute, Imbaba, Giza, Egypt.
This patient had a complicated presentation and history with prolonged malaria, schistosomes, drug treatment, haemolytic anaemia, thrombocytopenia and lupus anticoagulant.
A breeding pair of schistosomes will live in the host's body for several years--perhaps as many as twenty.
Schistosomes are considered to be highly pathogenic for migratory waterfowls (Kolarova et al.
This constant activity of the schistosomes causes restorative hyperplasia, which promotes propagation of cells in which a DNA-damaging sequence of events occurs.
Schistosomes mature in the body and lay eggs that cause inflammation and chronic illness.
Bathing in lakes infested with tiny parasitic worms called schistosomes means he almost certainly had a disease called bilharzias, which probably caused his death.
Schistosomes are 1-2 cm long white parasitic flatworms, belonging to the Trematoda class of parasites; they are referred to as trematodes or flukes.
5] have contributed to the knowledge of the biology of snail intermediate hosts of schistosomes in some parts of Nigeria.