Dicrocoelium


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Dicrocoelium

 [dik″ro-se´le-um]
a genus of flukes. D. dendri´ticum is a liver fluke parasitic in domestic animals and occasionally humans.

Dicrocoelium

(dīk'rō-sē'lē-ŭm),
A genus of digenetic trematodes inhabiting the bile ducts and gallbladder of herbivores. The species Dicrocoelium dentriticum (lancet fluke) is rarely found in humans but is an important parasite of sheep in some localities.
[G. dikroos, forked, + koilia, belly]

Dic·ro·coe·li·um

(dik'rō-sē'lē-ŭm)
A genus of digenetic trematodes inhabiting the biliary tract of herbivores. The lancet fluke, D. dentriticum, is rarely found in humans but is an important parasite of sheep.
[G. dikroos, forked, + koilia, belly]
References in periodicals archive ?
Weigl et al., "Morphological and molecular differentiation between Dicrocoelium dendriticum (Rudolphi, 1819) and Dicrocoelium chinensis (Sudarikov and Ryjikov, 1951) Tang and Tang, 1978 (Platyhelminthes: Digenea)," Acta Tropica, vol.
The thin undulated anterior cytoplasm expansion has already been observed in several digenean spermatozoa: Heterolebes maculosus (Quilichini et al., 2010b) and Nicolla wisniewskii (Quilichini et al., 2007c), and it is described as flexible and sharp in Dicrocoelium hospes (Agostini et al., 2005).
[7] demonstrated that of 443 experimental native sheep, 90 cases were infected to hydatid cyst and no cases were infected to fasciola hepatica and Dicrocoelium dendriticum but, these values in 473 Romanian sheep were 0, 26, 15, and 272 respectively.
Ants infected with the parasitic Dicrocoelium dendriticum worm, for example, crawl up grass blades until some grazing cow or sheep inadvertently scoops them up with a mouthful of forage.
New bat trematodes of the genera Plagiorchis, Limatulum, and Dicrocoelium. Journal of Parasitology 18:28-33.