blood fluke

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Recent Examples on the Web The creatures are also are known to host blood flukes—or parasitic flatworms—that can infect endangered loggerhead sea turtles. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Web-Slinging Snails Discovered on Sunken Ship," 6 Apr. 2017

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1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Blood fluke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blood%20fluke. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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