schistosomulum


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schis·to·so·mu·lum

, pl.

schis·to·som·u·la

(skis'tō-sō'myū-lŭm, -lă),
The stage in the life cycle of a blood fluke of the genus Schistosoma immediately after penetration of the skin as a cercaria; marked by loss of the tail and gaining of physiologic modifications allowing it to survive in a mammalian bloodstream.

schistosomulum

(shĭs′tə-sŏm′yə-ləm)
n. pl. schistosomu·la (-lə)
The immature form of a parasitic schistosome after it has entered the blood vessels of its host.