- any parasitic platyhelminth or flatworm of the class Trematoda, having one or more external suckers; fluke.
Origin of trematode
1830–40; < New Latin Trematoda class name < Greek trēmatṓdēs having holes, equivalent to trēmat- (stem of trêma) hole + -ōdēs -ode1
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The trematode parasites from a collection of amphibians and reptiles.Natural History of the Racer Coluber constrictor
Henry S. Fitch
Bilharzia, bil′hr-zi-a, n. a human parasitic flat worm in the fluke or Trematode order, with differentiated sexes.
Gap′er; Gapes, a disease of birds, owing to the presence of trematode worms in the windpipe, shown by their uneasy gaping.
Distomum, a genus of trematode or suctorial parasitic worms or flukes, infesting various parts in different animals.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
In 1802 Bosc described and figured a trematode under the title of Fasciola fusca.Parasites
T. Spencer Cobbold
- any parasitic flatworm of the class Trematoda, which includes the flukes
C19: from New Latin Trematoda, from Greek trēmatōdēs full of holes, from trēma a hole
- Any of numerous flatworms of the class Trematoda.fluke
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- Any of numerous parasitic flatworms of the class Trematoda, having a thick outer cuticle and one or more suckers or hooks for attaching to host tissue. Flatworms include both external and internal parasites of animal hosts, and some cause diseases of humans in tropical regions, such as schistosomiasis. Liver flukes, blood flukes, and planarians are flatworms. Also called fluke
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