Opisthorchis

noun

Op·​is·​thor·​chis ˌäp-əs-ˈthȯr-kəs How to pronounce Opisthorchis (audio)
: a genus of trematode worms of the family Opisthorchiidae including two (O. felineus and O. viverrini) that are parasites of the human liver acquired especially by eating raw or undercooked infected freshwater fish

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“Opisthorchis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Opisthorchis. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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