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Fasciola

 [fah-si´o-lah]
a genus of trematodes. F. hepa´tica is a common liver fluke of herbivores and is occasionally found in humans.

fasciola

 [fah-si´o-lah] (pl. fasci´olae) (L.)
1. a small band or striplike structure.
2. a small bandage. adj., adj fasci´olar.

Fasciola

(fa-sī'ō-lă),
A genus of large, leaf-shaped, digenetic liver flukes (family Fasciolidae, class Trematoda) of mammals.
[L. dim. of fascia, a band]

fas·ci·o·la

, pl.

fas·ci·o·lae

(fa-sī'ō-lă, fa-sē'ō-lă; -ō-lē),
A small band or group of fibers.
[L. dim. of fascia, band, fillet]

Fasciola

/Fas·ci·o·la/ (fah-si´ol-ah) a genus of flukes, including F. hepa´tica, the common liver fluke of herbivores, occasionally found in the human liver.

fasciola

/fas·ci·o·la/ (fah-si´o-lah) pl. fasci´olae   [L.]
1. a small band or striplike structure.
2. a small bandage.fasci´olar

fas·ci·o·la

, pl. fasciolae (fa-shī'ō-lă, -lē)
A small band or group of fibers.
[L. dim. of fascia, band, fillet]

Fasciola

(fă-sī′ō-lă) [L. fasciola, a band]
A genus of flukes belonging to the class Trematoda.
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FASCIOLA HEPATICA EGG

Fasciola hepatica

A species that infests the liver and bile ducts of cattle, sheep, and other herbivores; the common liver fluke. Infested aquatic plants are the source of human infection. See: illustration

fasciola

(fă-sī′ō-lă) (fă-sē′ō-lă) plural.fasciolae [L. fasciola, a small bandage]
A bundle of nerve or muscle fibers.

fasciola cinerea

The upper portion of the dentate gyrus.

Fasciola

a genus of flukes (digenetic trematode) in the family Fasciolidae.

Fasciola gigantica
found in the liver of domestic livestock and is the common liver fluke of Africa. Similar anatomically to F. hepatica but much larger. Causes fascioliasis.
Fasciola hepatica
found in the liver parenchyma and bile ducts of sheep, cattle and most other domesticated species and humans. In humans and horses, the unusual hosts, the flukes may be in lungs or other unusual sites and they are often in the lungs of cattle. Causes fascioliasis.
Fasciola jacksoni
found in elephants. Causes a disease similar to ovine fascioliasis.

fasciola

pl. fasciolae [L.]
1. a small band or striplike structure.
2. a small bandage.