Digenea

noun plural
Di·​ge·​nea | \ dī-ˈjē-nē-ə How to pronounce Digenea (audio) \

Medical Definition of Digenea

: a subclass, suborder, or other taxon of trematode worms which have a complex life cycle involving alternation of sexual reproduction as an internal parasite of a vertebrate with asexual reproduction in a mollusk and often including developmental stages in still other hosts and which include a number of parasites (as the Chinese liver fluke) of humans — compare monogenea

Other Words from Digenea

digenean \ -​ən How to pronounce Digenea (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Digenea.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Digenea. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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