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blood fluke

noun
1.
a schistosome.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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Examples from the web for blood fluke
  • Schistosomiasis, caused by a blood fluke and transmitted through contaminated water.
  • Swimmer's itch is caused by a blood fluke common in waterfowl.
British Dictionary definitions for blood fluke

blood fluke

noun
1.
any parasitic flatworm, such as a schistosome, that lives in the blood vessels of man and other vertebrates: class Digenea See also trematode
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