schistosomal

schistosome

[shis-tuh-sohm]
noun
1.
Also called bilharzia. any elongated trematode of the genus Schistosoma, parasitic in the blood vessels of humans and other mammals; a blood fluke.
adjective
2.
Also, schistosomal. pertaining to or caused by schistosomes.

Origin:
1900–05; < Neo-Latin Schistosoma, equivalent to schist(us) (see schist) + -o- -o- + -soma (neuter plural) -some3

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schistosome (ˈʃɪstəˌsəʊm)
 
n
Also called: bilharzia any of various blood flukes of the chiefly tropical genus Schistosoma, which cause disease in man and domestic animals
 
[C19: from New Latin Schistosoma; see schist, -some³]

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schistosome schis·to·some (shĭs'tə-sōm', skĭs'-)
n.
Any of several chiefly tropical trematodes of the genus Schistosoma, many of which are parasitic in the blood of humans and other mammals.

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schistosome   (shĭs'tə-sōm')  Pronunciation Key 
Any of several chiefly tropical trematodes of the genus Schistosoma, many of which are parasitic in the blood of birds and mammals, including three species that cause infection in humans, as in schistosomiasis.
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