slime balls


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slime balls

form in which the cercariae of Dicrocoelium dendriticum are discharged from the intermediate host snail's lung; cercariae become infective only if the next intermediate stage, the ant, ingests the slime ball.
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He decorates the tree with dead babies and slime balls and things," says Helena.
Don't believe them for one moment, slime balls they are".
But to these slime balls in shiny suits, they are just another tick on a balance sheet that will get them their bonus, regardless of how many thousands of lives they make more difficult.
It wasn't until I actually tried to buy a house that I realised why estate agents have a reputation as slime balls, it's because they've earned it.
Inside their respiratory chambers, snails make slime balls to aid movement across the fields.
Breaking out of the organs, the parasites now cause the snail to produce fluke-filled slime balls, soon left behind in a slime trail in grass.
It swallows a slime ball teeming with hundreds of baby lancet flukes.
Fish, Miss Fowl, and gooey monsters called Slimers, who launch disgusting slime balls at the prisoners.
Kids will also have a blast launching slime balls and rubber chickens at their friends across the Internet.
The boys' toys - even the crudest race cars, gooiest slime balls and goriest cybermagnums - embody a remarkable attention to anatomical detail and sleek, innovative design.
The men in Sex in the City are always impressive to look at, always in touch with their feminine side or otherwise always slime balls.
Mammon has burst open the manholes and allowed the long-tailed slime balls to the surface.