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
Further, many native populations of this organism are infected with a parasitic trematode that causes castration sterilization in females.
Â Further, many native populations of this organism are infected with a parasitic trematode that causes castration sterilization in females.
& Feminella J.W. “Parasitic mite and trematode abundance are associated with reduced reproductive output and physiological condition of freshwater mussels.”
Curt Lively - snails and trematode infection in New Zealand.
As is the case for other trematode eggs, Fasciola eggs have an operculum (a distinguishing feature) on one end and are oval in shape.
Praziquantel, a very effective drug against most trematode infections, is inactive against Fasciola species.
The parasite that's doing the damage is a flatworm, a trematode called Hepatodirus hominis.
It wouldn't be simple, because this trematode was probably Hepatodirus hominis, and it was tricky.
Hale found evidence of trematode genes in the sturgeon genome and of a protozoan parasite that causes a sexually transmitted disease in humans.
While trying to find a DNA-based test to determine the sex of lake sturgeon, Purdue University researchers found that the sturgeon genome contains trematode genes that didn't originally belong to it and may harbor a protozoan parasite that causes a sexually transmitted disease in humans.