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liver fluke

[liv-er] /ˈlɪv ər/
noun
1.
any of various trematodes, as Fasciola hepatica, parasitic in the liver and bile ducts of domestic animals and humans.
Origin of liver fluke
1785-1795
1785-95
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  • The liver fluke (Fasciola hepatica), though not very frequent in the horse, is not uncommon in the ass.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • In the adult state the liver fluke has been known from the earliest times.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • Such is seen in the life history of the liver fluke, a flatworm which kills sheep, and in the tapeworm.

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter
  • Almost all ruminants harbor the liver fluke (Fasciola hepatica).

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • (a) Flatworms are sometimes parasitic, examples being the tapeworm and liver fluke.

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter
British Dictionary definitions for liver fluke

liver fluke

noun
1.
any of various parasitic flatworms, esp Fasciola hepatica, that inhabit the bile ducts of sheep, cattle, etc, and have a complex life cycle: class Digenea See also trematode
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