liver fluke

liver fluke

[liv-er]
noun
any of various trematodes, as Fasciola hepatica, parasitic in the liver and bile ducts of domestic animals and humans.

Origin:
1785–95

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liver fluke
 
n
See also trematode 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

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