any of a large class (Trematoda) of parasitic flatworms with one or more external, muscular suckers; fluke
Origin of trematodefrom Modern Latin Trematoda from Classical Greek tr?mat?d?s, perforated from tr?ma (gen. tr?matos), a hole ( from Indo-European base an unverified form ter-, to rub, bore from source throw) + eidos, -oid
of a trematode
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.
Origin of trematodeFrom New Latin Trēmatōda class name from Greek trēmatōdēs having holes from trēma trēmat- perforation ; see terə-1 in Indo-European roots.