Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various chiefly tropical trematode worms of the family Schistosomatidae and especially the genus Schistosoma, many of which are parasitic in the blood of humans and other mammals.

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  • noun Any of several tropical trematode worms, of the genus Schistosoma, that are parasitic to humans

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  • noun flatworms parasitic in the blood vessels of mammals

Etymologies

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

[New Latin Schistosōma, genus name : Greek skhistos, split; see schist + Greek sōma, body; see –some.]

Examples

  • An IL-12-based vaccination method for preventing fibrosis induced by schistosome infection.

    Parasite Rex

  • The World Health Organization has decided that even if a schistosome vaccine provided only 40 percent protection, it would be worth backing.

    Parasite Rex

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

    Parasite Rex

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

    Parasite Rex

  • An IL-12-based vaccination method for preventing fibrosis induced by schistosome infection.

    Parasite Rex

  • The World Health Organization has decided that even if a schistosome vaccine provided only 40 percent protection, it would be worth backing.

    Parasite Rex

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

    Parasite Rex

  • … Brother H. H. Kung is suffering not only from heart disease, but from schistosome parasites in his liver.

    The Last Empress

  • An IL-12-based vaccination method for preventing fibrosis induced by schistosome infection.

    Parasite Rex

  • The World Health Organization has decided that even if a schistosome vaccine provided only 40 percent protection, it would be worth backing.

    Parasite Rex

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