trematode

[trem-uh-tohd, tree-muh-]
noun
any parasitic platyhelminth or flatworm of the class Trematoda, having one or more external suckers; fluke.

Origin:
1830–40; < Neo-Latin Trematoda class name < Greek trēmatṓdēs having holes, equivalent to trēmat- (stem of trêma) hole + -ōdēs -ode1

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trematode (ˈtrɛməˌtəʊd, ˈtriː-)
 
n
any parasitic flatworm of the class Trematoda, which includes the flukes
 
[C19: from New Latin Trematoda, from Greek trēmatōdēs full of holes, from trēma a hole]

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trematode trem·a·tode (trěm'ə-tōd')
n.
Any of numerous flatworms of the class Trematoda. Also called fluke1.

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trematode   (trěm'ə-tōd')  Pronunciation Key 
Any of numerous parasitic flatworms of the class Trematoda, having a thick outer cuticle and one or more suckers or hooks for attaching to host tissue. Flatworms include both external and internal parasites of animal hosts, and some cause diseases of humans in tropical regions, such as schistosomiasis. Liver flukes, blood flukes, and planarians are flatworms. Also called fluke.
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The trematode flatworms, or flukes, are so simple that they have no blood vessels or special breathing organs.
The digenetic trematode parasite lives in three different host animals during it's life.
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