liver fluke

[liv-er]
noun
  1. any of various trematodes, as Fasciola hepatica, parasitic in the liver and bile ducts of domestic animals and humans.

Origin of liver fluke

First recorded in 1785–95
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liver fluke

noun
  1. any of various parasitic flatworms, esp Fasciola hepatica, that inhabit the bile ducts of sheep, cattle, etc, and have a complex life cycle: class DigeneaSee also trematode
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