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fasciola

(fə-sēə-lə, -sī-)
n. pl. fas•ci•o•lae (-lē′)
  1. A small band or group of fibers.
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Fasciola

n.
  1. A genus of large digenetic liver flukes that infect mammals.
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Examples from the Web for fasciola

Historical Examples

  • 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