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
plural clinostoma
: any worm of the genus Clinostomum
especially : yellow grub

Word History


New Latin, from clin- + -stomum

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“Clinostomum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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