any of a large class (Trematoda) of parasitic flatworms with one or more external, muscular suckers; fluke
Origin of trematode; from 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 Tr&emacron;mat&omacron;da, class name, from Greek tr&emacron;mat&omacron;d&emacron;s, having holes, from tr&emacron;ma, tr&emacron;mat-, perforation; see ter&schwa;-1 in Indo-European roots.