[ trem-uh-tohd, tree-muh- ]
/ ˈtrɛm əˌtoʊd, ˈtri mə- /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for trematode

/ (ˈtrɛməˌtəʊd, ˈtriː-) /


any parasitic flatworm of the class Trematoda, which includes the flukes

Word Origin for trematode

C19: from New Latin Trematoda, from Greek trēmatōdēs full of holes, from trēma a hole
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Medical definitions for trematode

[ trĕmə-tōd′ ]


Any of numerous flatworms of the class Trematoda.fluke
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Scientific definitions for trematode

[ trĕmə-tōd′ ]

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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