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trematode

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noun trem·a·tode \ˈtre-mə-ˌtōd\

Definition of trematode

  1. :  any of a class (Trematoda) of parasitic usually hermaphroditic flatworms including the flukes

trematode adjective


Origin of trematode

ultimately from Greek trēmatōdēs pierced with holes, from trēmat-, trēma hole, from tetrainein to bore — more at throw


First Known Use: circa 1859


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trematode

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noun trem·a·tode \ˈtrem-ə-ˌtōd\

Medical Definition of trematode

  1. :  any parasitic flatworm (as a liver fluke) of the class Trematoda

  2. trematode adjective




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