schistosome

noun schis·to·some \ ˈshi-stə-ˌsōm \

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

schistosomal

play \ˌshi-stə-ˈsō-məl\ adjective

schistosome

adjective

Origin and Etymology of schistosome

New Latin Schistosoma, from Greek schistos + sōma body


Medical Dictionary

schistosome

noun schis·to·some \ ˈshis-tə-ˌsōm , ˈskis- \

medical Definition of schistosome

:any trematode worm of the genus Schistosoma or of the family Schistosomatidae called also blood fluke

schistosomal

play \ˌshis-tə-ˈsō-məl, ˌskis-\ adjective

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