clinostomum

noun
cli·​nos·​to·​mum | \ klīˈnästəməm \

Definition of clinostomum

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 plural clinostoma\ -​mə \ : any worm of the genus Clinostomum especially : yellow grub

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History and Etymology for clinostomum

New Latin, from clin- + -stomum

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“Clinostomum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clinostomum. Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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