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metagonimus

metagonimus in Medicine

Metagonimus Met·a·gon·i·mus (mět'ə-gŏn'ə-məs)
n.
A genus of flukes that encyst on fish and infest humans and other fish-eating animals, including Metagonimus yokogawai, a common intestinal fluke in eastern Asia and the Balkan states, which causes diarrhea when ingested in its larval form in raw fish.

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