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trematode

[trem-uh-tohd, tree-muh-] /ˈtrɛm əˌtoʊd, ˈtri mə-/
noun
1.
any parasitic platyhelminth or flatworm of the class Trematoda, having one or more external suckers; fluke.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Neo-Latin Trematoda class name < Greek trēmatṓdēs having holes, equivalent to trēmat- (stem of trêma) hole + -ōdēs -ode1
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Examples from the web for trematode
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for trematode

trematode

/ˈtrɛməˌtəʊd; ˈtriː-/
noun
1.
any parasitic flatworm of the class Trematoda, which includes the flukes
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Trematoda, from Greek trēmatōdēs full of holes, from trēma a hole
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trematode in Medicine

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

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trematode in Science
trematode
  (trěm'ə-tōd')   
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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