Echinostoma

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Echinostoma

(e-kī-nō-stō'mă),
A genus of digenetic flukes (family Echinostomatidae) with characteristic oral spines; widely distributed and parasitic in a broad range of bird and mammal hosts; several species have been reported in humans from Southeast Asia.
[echino- + G. stoma, mouth]

Echinostoma

(ĕk″ĭ-nŏs′tō-mă) [″ + stoma, mouth]
A genus of flukes characterized by a spiny body and the presence of a collar of spines near the anterior end. They are found in the intestines of many vertebrates, esp. aquatic birds. They occasionally occur as accidental parasites in humans.