a genus of trematodes, including M. yokoga´wai, which is parasitic in the small intestine of humans and other mammals in Japan, China, Indonesia, the Balkans, and Israel.
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A genus of flukes (superfamily Heterophyidae) that encyst on fish and infect various fish-eating animals, including humans. Metagonimus yokogawai, an intestinal fluke widely distributed in the Far East and the Balkans and one of the smallest (1-2.5 mm) flukes infecting humans, is passed from Semisulcospira snails to cyprinoid fish and then to humans and other fish-eating mammals and birds.
[meta- + G. gonimos, productive]
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