- the class comprising the trematodes.
Origin of Trematoda
From New Latin; see origin at trematode
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Examples from the Web for trematoda
Similar to them in appearance are the flukes (Trematoda), of which the best known of a large variety is that which infests sheep.Zoology: The Science of Animal Life
The tristomes are not strictly entozoa, yet their internal organisation conforms more to the Trematoda than to the Hirudinid.Parasites
T. Spencer Cobbold
This is the hirudinean of which we have spoken above, which is allied transitionally to the trematoda.Animal Parasites and Messmates
P. J. Van Beneden
This stage corresponds to the ciliated larval stage of the Trematoda.
It develops during the encapsuled state into a cystic worm, equivalent to the sporocyst of Trematoda.
- A class of flatworms of the phylum Platyhelminthes, including both external and internal parasites of animal hosts, that have a thick outer cuticle and one or more suckers or hooks for attaching to host tissue; the flukes.
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