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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of numerous flatworms of the class Trematoda, including both external and internal parasites of animal hosts, that have a thick outer cuticle and one or more suckers or hooks for attaching to host tissue. Also called fluke1.
  • adj. Of or belonging to the Trematoda.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. any of several parasitic flatworms, of the class Trematoda, that have external suckers

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the Trematodea. Also used adjectively.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as trematoid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. parasitic flatworms having external suckers for attaching to a host

Etymologies

From New Latin Trēmatōda, class name, from Greek trēmatōdēs, having holes, from trēma, trēmat-, perforation.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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