blood fluke

noun

Examples of blood fluke in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brain-eating amoebas, blood flukes, leeches, and the worms that cause lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis, are all parasites. Avery Hurt, Discover Magazine, 22 Jan. 2024 The blood fluke that saved Formosa. Rebecca Kreston, Discover Magazine, 1 Oct. 2014 The creatures are also are known to host blood flukes—or parasitic flatworms—that can infect endangered loggerhead sea turtles. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, 6 Apr. 2017

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'blood fluke.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blood fluke was in 1871

Dictionary Entries Near blood fluke

Cite this Entry

“Blood fluke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blood%20fluke. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

blood fluke

noun

More from Merriam-Webster on blood fluke

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!