monogenean

monogenean

[mon-uh-jee-nee-uhn]
noun
any trematode of the order Monogenea, mostly ectoparasites on fish, amphibians, and turtles.

Origin:
1955–60; < Neo-Latin Monogene(a) order name (equivalent to Greek mono- mono- + geneá race, generation; see monogenetic) + -an

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