a genus of minute trematodes found in the middle third of the small intestines of humans and certain other mammals; various species are found from Egypt and Turkey across Asia to Japan and the Philippines.
A genus of digenetic flukes (family Heterophyidae) parasitic in fish-eating birds and mammals, including man; cercariae from infected snails penetrate and encyst in fish, which are eaten by the final hosts.
[hetero- + G. phyē, stature, form]
Heterophyes/Het·er·oph·y·es/ (het″er-of´e-ēz) a genus of minute trematode worms parasitic in the intestine of fish-eating mammals.
a genus of minute trematodes found in the middle third of the small intestine of humans and certain other mammals. Various species are found in Egypt and Turkey, throughout Asia, and in Japan and the Philippines.
a genus of intestinal flukes (digenetic trematodes) of the family Heterophyidae. Other genera of this family infest birds, e.g. Cryptocotyle spp.
found in the intestine of dogs, cats, foxes and humans. Regarded as having little pathogenicity.