Metagonimus

noun

Meta·​gon·​i·​mus -ˈgän-ə-məs How to pronounce Metagonimus (audio)
: a genus of small intestinal flukes (family Heterophyidae) that includes one (M. yokogawai) common in humans, dogs, and cats in parts of eastern Asia as a result of the eating of raw fish containing the larva

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“Metagonimus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Metagonimus. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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