Fasciolidae

noun plural
Fas·​ci·​ol·​i·​dae | \ ˌfas-ē-ˈäl-ə-dē How to pronounce Fasciolidae (audio) \

Medical Definition of Fasciolidae

: a cosmopolitan family of digenetic trematodes chiefly infesting the livers of mammals and typically having a flattened leaf-shaped body with the ventral sucker near the anterior end — see fasciola, fascioloides, fasciolopsis

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“Fasciolidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Fasciolidae. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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