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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]

Digenea

a subclass or order of trematodes containing the liver FLUKES. Compare MONO GENEA.

Digenea

a subclass of trematodes that includes most of the flukes of veterinary importance.
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All digenetic trematodes have a free-swimming cercarial stage that transmits infection from the first intermediate host to the second intermediate or definitive host.
With regard to parasitism, we found that clonal and sexual populations did not differ in prevalence of infection by the [TABULAR DATA FOR TABLE 5 OMITTED] digenetic trematode Microphallus.
Experimental infection of a freshwater snail, Potamopyrgus antipodarum, with a digenetic trematode, Microphallus sp.
Sporocysts of a digenetic trematode, enclosing germ balls and developing cercariae, were observed having the same apparent morphology in A.
Key words: Microphallus sabanensis, digenetic trematode, Venezuela.
Tagelusplebeius was found housing two ciliate species without apparent host reaction and acting as first intermediate host for two digenetic trematode species of the families Fellodistomidae and Gymnophallidae, by hosting sporocysts (mainly in gonad and digestive gland that results in the replacement of host tissues) and as second intermediate host by housing a gymnophallid metacercaria.
Previously unknown in bats and reported for the first time in Brazil, this digenetic trematode was found in seven of the 18 bat species studied here.
Histological analysis showed that the agent causing this disease is a digenetic trematode (probably Diplostomatidae family) during the metacercariae stage.
2%) was found infested with an undescribed digenetic trematode.
Large numbers of encysted metacercaria of a digenetic trematode species in the genus Echinostoma (Fig.
Digenetic trematode community in nesting green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) from Tortuguero Nacional Park, Costa Rica.