blood fluke

noun
a schistosome.

Origin:
1870–75

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blood fluke
 
n
See also trematode any parasitic flatworm, such as a schistosome, that lives in the blood vessels of man and other vertebrates: class Digenea

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Schistosomiasis, caused by a blood fluke and transmitted through contaminated water.
Swimmer's itch is caused by a blood fluke common in waterfowl.
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