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digenetic

 [di-jĕ-net´ik]
having two stages of multiplication, one sexual in the mature forms, the other asexual in the larval stages.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

di·ge·net·ic

(dī'jĕ-net'ik),
1. Pertaining to or characterized by digenesis. Synonym(s): heteroxenous
2. Pertaining to the digenetic fluke.
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digenetic

(dī′jə-nĕt′ĭk)
adj.
Having two or more hosts through the course of the life cycle, as in some parasites, such as trematodes.
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di·ge·net·ic

(dī'jĕ-net'ik)
1. Pertaining to or characterized by digenesis.
Synonym(s): heteroxenous.
2. Pertaining to the digenetic fluke.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

digenetic

(of an organism such as a parasite) requiring an alternation of hosts.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Histopathological changes in the liver of buffaloes by digenetic trematode Paramphistomum cervi.
The thick sediments (up to 8000m) of the Lower Cretaceous and Jurassic suggest the possibility of the burial digenetic origin to explain the high occurrence of illite and low smectite mainly due to illitization of smectite.
Downstream spread of the digenetic trematode, Centrocestus formosanus, into the Guadalupe River, Texas.
[6] stated that infestation by sporocysts which are structures of digenetic trematodes could be a threat for host bivalve because of its potential to reduce host fecundity.
Furthermore, the presence of parasites in the gills (monogenoidea and encysted digenetic metacercariae) was observed (Figure 2C and D, respectively) causing the displacement of the secondary gill lamellae.
Leishmania is an obligatory intracellular parasite of monocytes and macrophages and has a digenetic life cycle that alternates between two stages: flagellated promastigotes, which develop in the midgut of the insect vector, and amastigotes, which multiply in the host macrophage [5, 6].
Among more than 20 species of digenetic trematodes infecting O.
(2) As compared to the other vascular plants, ferns exhibit a digenetic heteromorphous life cycle, including a free-living gametophyte.
This is due to lack of any cementation or digenetic bonding that is characteristics of many over consolidated natural clays and shales.