Trematoda

noun plural

Trem·​a·​to·​da ˌtrem-ə-ˈtōd-ə How to pronounce Trematoda (audio)
: a class of the phylum Platyhelminthes including the flukes and related parasitic flatworms that usually have no cellular epidermis or cilia but have a chitinous cuticle covering the body, suckers for adhesion, and a well-developed digestive tract
trematodan adjective
or trematodean

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“Trematoda.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Trematoda. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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