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schistosome

[shis-tuh-sohm] /ˈʃɪs təˌsoʊm/
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
1900-1905
1900-05; < Neo-Latin Schistosoma, equivalent to schist(us) (see schist) + -o- -o- + -soma (neuter plural) -some3
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  • In this condition, the schistosome is destroyed within the skin.
  • Investigators have struggled for years against the schistosome's evasiveness.
British Dictionary definitions for schistosome

schistosome

/ˈʃɪstəˌsəʊm/
noun
1.
any of various blood flukes of the chiefly tropical genus Schistosoma, which cause disease in man and domestic animals Also called bilharzia
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Schistosoma; see schist, -some³
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schistosome in Medicine

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 in Science
schistosome
  (shĭs'tə-sōm')   
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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