Heterophyes

noun

Het·​ero·​phy·​es -ˈfī-(ˌ)ēz How to pronounce Heterophyes (audio)
: a genus (the type of the family Heterophyidae) of small digenetic trematode worms infesting the small intestine especially of dogs, cats, and humans in Egypt and much of tropical Asia

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“Heterophyes.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Heterophyes. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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