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- proper n. A taxonomic class within the phylum Platyhelminthes — many parasitic flatworms, flukes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In Cuvier's system of classification, the second family of parenchymatous entozoa, containing the flukes proper, the hectocotyls of cephalopods, and the planarian larvæ of turbellarians. See cuts under Cercaria, Bucephalus, and water-vascular.
- An extensive order of parasitic and chiefly entoparasitic worms, which may be found inside the bodies of almost any animal, and sometimes on the gills or skin of fishes; the flukes or fluke-worms.
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- n. parasitic flatworms (including flukes)
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