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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Schistosomatidae — parasitic flatworms.

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Examples

  • Giving further fuel to the debate is the recent finding that only one creature in the animal kingdom is 100% monogamous for life-- the Schistosoma mansonii, a parasitic worm that lives in the human body and engages in lifelong copulation with its mate.

    Alison Patton: Is Monogamy in Marriage Unrealistic?

  • A review of schistosomiasis in immigrants in Western Australia, demonstrating the unusual longevity of Schistosoma mansoni.

    Parasite Rex

  • Evidence for immune-facilitated excretion of schistosome eggs from patients with Schistosoma mansoni and human immunodeficiency virus coinfections.

    Parasite Rex

  • If we were following Schistosoma haemotobium, it would take another route to the bladder.

    Parasite Rex

  • Consider the blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni, a tiny missile just emerged from its snail and swimming through a pond in search of a human ankle.

    Parasite Rex

  • The best studied are schistosomes, such as Schistosoma mansoni, which cause the disease schistisomiasis.

    Parasite Rex

  • In China, another blood fluke that had been living in rats, Schistosoma japonicum, moved into humans.

    Parasite Rex

  • Schistosoma mansoni stops near the large intestine.

    Parasite Rex

  • Ever since then, the fluke Schistosoma mansoni has lived in our veins.

    Parasite Rex

  • Schistosoma also known as the blood fluke infects more than 200 million people.

    Parasite Rex

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