Definition of schistosome
: any of a genus (Schistosoma) of elongated trematode worms with the sexes separate that parasitize the blood vessels of birds and mammals and cause a destructive human schistosomiasis; broadly : a worm of the family (Schistosomatidae) that includes this genus
schistosomalplay \ˌshis-tə-ˈsō-məl\ adjective
Origin and Etymology of schistosome
New Latin Schistosoma, from Greek schistos + sōma body
First Known Use: 1905See Words from the same year
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