clinostomum

noun cli·nos·to·mum \klīˈnästəməm\

Definition of clinostomum

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of digenetic trematodes occurring as adults in the mouth and esophagus of fish-eating birds and as metacercaria encysting in the muscles of various fishes and other aquatic vertebrates

  2. 2 plural clinostoma \-mə\ :  any worm of the genus Clinostomum; especially :  yellow grub

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Origin and Etymology of clinostomum

New Latin, from clin- + -stomum


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