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in·tes·ti·nal fluke(in-tes'ti-năl flūk)
Any of various trematodes parasitizing the human small intestine; severe infection may cause ulceration, malabsorption, and obstruction.
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Any of several species of flukes infesting the intestine in humans. They include Gastrodiscoides hominis, Fasciolopsis buski, Heterophyes heterophyes, and Metagonimus yokogawai.
See also: fluke
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