Chinese liver fluke

noun

: a common and destructive Asian liver fluke of the genus Clonorchis (C. sinensis) that has a complex life cycle involving a mollusk and a fish as intermediate hosts and that especially in eastern and southeastern Asia is a serious human parasite invading the liver following the consumption of raw infected fish and causing clonorchiasis

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“Chinese liver fluke.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Chinese%20liver%20fluke. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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