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TREMATODE flatworms or platyhelminthes. Flukes are parasitic and some, such as Chlonorchis sinensis, the liver fluke, parasitize humans causing disease.


Parasite worms that look like leeches. They usually have one or more suckers for attaching to the digestive mucosa of the host. Liver flukes infest the liver, destroying liver tissue and impairing bile production and drainage.
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Also known as Fasciola hepatica, liver flukes are grayish-brown, leaf-shaped, unsegmented flatworms with two suckers at the front end -- one to attach the parasite to the bile duct, the other to ingest blood.