Digenea

noun plural

Di·​ge·​nea dī-ˈjē-nē-ə How to pronounce Digenea (audio)
: 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
digenean adjective or noun

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“Digenea.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Digenea. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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