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fasciola fas·ci·o·la (fə-sē'ə-lə, -sī'-)
n. pl. fas·ci·o·lae (-lē')
A small band or group of fibers.

Fasciola n.
A genus of large digenetic liver flukes that infect mammals.

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  • Almost all ruminants harbor the liver fluke (fasciola hepatica).

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • For an account of this worm, which has various denominations, see article fasciola Hepatica in any encyclopædia.

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • In 1802 Bosc described and figured a trematode under the title of fasciola fusca.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • For an account of this worm, which has various denominations, see article “fasciola Hepatica” in any Encyclopædia.

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • The larv of Bilharzia closely resemble those of fasciola hepatica, which latter may be appropriately noticed in this place.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • The fasciola hepatica is occasionally found in the liver, but the most common helminth of beavers is Amphistoma subtriquetrum.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • The liver fluke (fasciola hepatica), though not very frequent in the horse, is not uncommon in the ass.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • Prof. Owen, however, subsequently established this identity, and referred to this species as the fasciola clavata seu ventricosa.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold

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