liver fluke

noun

Definition of liver fluke

: any of various trematode worms (such as Fasciola hepatica) that invade the mammalian liver

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circa 1795

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liver fluke

noun

medical Definition of liver fluke

: any of various trematode worms that invade the mammalian liver; especially : one of the genus Fasciola (F. hepatica) that is a major parasite of the liver, bile ducts, and gallbladder of cattle and sheep, causes fascioliasis in humans, and uses snails of the genus Lymnaea as an intermediate host — see chinese liver fluke

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