Digenea(redirected from Digenetic trematode)
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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]
Digeneaa subclass or order of trematodes containing the liver FLUKES. Compare MONO GENEA.
a subclass of trematodes that includes most of the flukes of veterinary importance.