Digenea


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Di·ge·ne·a

(dī-jē'nē-ă),
Subclass of parasitic flatworms (class Trematoda) characterized by a complex life cycle involving developmental multiplying stages in a mollusk intermediate host, an adult stage in a vertebrate, and often involving an additional transport host or an additional intermediate host; includes all the common flukes of humans and other mammals.
[G. di-, two, + genesis, generation]
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Digenea

a subclass or order of trematodes containing the liver FLUKES. Compare MONO GENEA.
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New insight in lymnaeid snails (Mollusca, Gastropoda) as intermediate hosts of Fasciola hepatica (Trematoda, Digenea) in Belgium and Luxembourg.
Age-, size-, and sex-specific infection of Anodonta piscinalis (Bivalvia: Unionidae) with Rhipidocotyle fennica (Digenea: Bucephalidae) and its influence on host reproduction.
The life cycle of Australapatemon magnacetabulum (Digenea: Strigeidae) from Northwestern Argentina.
Comparative study of the spatial relationship between nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate-diaphorase activity, serotonin immunoreactivity, and GYIRFamide immunoreactivity and the musculature of the adult liver fluke, Fasciola hepatica (Digenea, fasciolidae).
Hallazgo de Fasciola hepatica (Trematoda: Digenea) en un carpincho (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris) de la Provincia de Corrientes, Argentina.
[12.] Alves DR (2001) Metacecarias de clinostomum marginatum (digenea: clinostomidae) em acara-bandeira, pterophyllumscalare (osteichthyes:cichlidae) no estado do rio de janeiro, Brasil.
Dynamics of elimination of the eggs of Fasciola hepatica (Trematoda Digenea) in the faeces of cattle in the Porma Basin Spain.