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schistosome

 [shis-, skis´to-sōm]
an individual worm of the genus Schistosoma.

schis·to·some

(skis'tō-sōm),
Common name for a member of the genus Schistosoma.

schistosome

/schis·to·some/ (shis´-) (skis´to-sōm) an individual of the genus Schistosoma.

schistosome

(shĭs′tə-sōm′)
n.
Any of various chiefly tropical trematode worms of the family Schistosomatidae and especially the genus Schistosoma, many of which are parasitic in the blood of humans and other mammals. Also called bilharzia, blood fluke.

schis′to·som′al (-sō′məl) adj.

schistosome

A blood fluke, in particular of genus Schistosoma

schis·to·some

(skis'tō-sōm)
Common name for a member of the genus Schistosoma.

schistosome

a member of the family Schistosomatidae. Includes the genera Austrobilharzia, Bilharziella, Bivitellobilharzia, Dendritobilharzia, Gigantobilharzia, Heterobilharzia, Ornithobilharzia, Pseudobilharziella, Schistosoma, Schistosomatium, Trichobilharzia.

schistosome dermatitis
a disease of humans caused by invasion of the skin by the cercariae of nonhuman schistosomes, especially avian ones. Called also clam-digger's itch, swimmer's itch, rice-paddy itch, swamp itch.
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Laboratory Rearing of Biomphalaria glabrata Snails and Maintenance of Larval Schistosomes In Vivo and In Vitro.
Methods: In vitro schistosomicidal assays and confocal laser scanning microscopy were used to evaluate the effects of cardamonin on adult schistosomes.
Anyone who comes into contact with fresh water in areas where the schistosomes and their snail hosts are present can be deemed to have been infected.
In the body, the cercariae develop into adult schistosomes but do not multiply inside the human body.
The researchers hope that with more work, scientists will be able to pinpoint a way to kill off the schistosome stem cells, potentially shortening the worm's lifespan and treating schistosome infections in people.
After recreational exposure to river water in Uganda, one-fifth of the population had evidence of schistosome antibody seroconversion.
Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease caused by several trematode species belonging to the genus of parasitic flatworms known as schistosomes.
Additionally, the previous demonstration of antigenic community among different schistosome species and different vaccine candidate molecules including Sm28GST, also at the epitopic level, argues in favor of the relevance of this conserved protein (2).
The nine studies cover catalytic activity in transcripts from Schistosoma non-autonomous retro-transposons, mobile genetic elements of malaria vectors and other mosquitoes, retro-transposons in the genomes of the digenean parasitic trematodes Clonochis sinensis and Paragonimus westermani, endogenous retro-transposon sequences of the Schistosoma mansoni intermediate snail host Biomphalaria glabrata, the transposon-mediated transgenis of mosquitoes, Schistosome long terminal repeat retro-transposons colonizing Schistosome genomes, Schistosome DNA transposons, and mobile genetic elements resident in hookworm genomes.
The mammalian schistosome Heterobilharzia americana was collected from a sample of 36 raccoons (Procyon lotor) in Archer and Wichita counties of north-central Texas, providing new county records and a northern range extension for the fluke in the state.
Of these, 85% live in sub-Saharan Africa where Schistosoma haematobium accounts for 67% of schistosome infections and 70% are school age children [8, 9].