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schistosome

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noun schis·to·some \ˈshis-tə-ˌsōm\

Definition of schistosome

  1. :  any of a genus (Schistosoma) of elongated trematode worms with the sexes separate that parasitize the blood vessels of birds and mammals and cause a destructive human schistosomiasis; broadly :  a worm of the family (Schistosomatidae) that includes this genus

schis·to·som·al play \ˌshis-tə-ˈsō-məl\ adjective
schistosome adjective


Origin of schistosome

New Latin Schistosoma, from Greek schistos + sōma body


First Known Use: 1905


Medical Dictionary

schistosome

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noun schis·to·some \ˈshis-tə-ˌsōm, ˈskis-\

Medical Definition of schistosome

  1. :  any trematode worm of the genus Schistosoma or of the family Schistosomatidae—called also blood fluke

  2. schis·to·so·mal \ˌshis-tə-ˈsō-məl, ˌskis-\play play adjective




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