Dicrocoelium dendriticum


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Dicrocoelium dendriticum

(di?kro-sel'e-um den?drit'i-kum)
A species of liver flatworm that uses grazing animals (cattle, sheep) as its definitive host. Its intermediate hosts are snails and ants. It is an occasional cause of liver fluke infestation in humans. See: liver fluke
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
(17.) Cringoli G, Rinaldi L, Veneziano V, Capelli G, Scala A The influence of flotation solution, sample dilution and the choice of McMaster slide area (volume) on the reliability of the McMaster technique in estimating the faecal egg counts of gastrointestinal strongyles and Dicrocoelium dendriticum in sheep.
Studies on the biology of Dicrocoelium dendriticum (Rudolphi1819) (Looss 1899) (Trematoda: Dicrocoeliidae) including its relation to the intermediate host Cionella lubrica (Mu ller).
Oberhauserova, "Determination of ribosomal internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2) interspecific markers in Fasciola hepatica, Fascioloides magna, Dicrocoelium dendriticum and Paramphistomum cervi (Trematoda), parasites of wild and domestic ruminants," Helminthologia, vol.
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.
Everyone in Scene II was infected with a microscopic, lance-shaped fluke, a trematode called Dicrocoelium dendriticum.