Schistosome meaning

shĭstə-sōm
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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Any of a genus (Schistosoma) of flukes that live as parasites in the blood vessels of birds and mammals, including humans.
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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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Any of several chiefly tropical trematodes of the genus Schistosoma, many of which are parasitic in the blood of birds and mammals, including three species that cause infection in humans, as in schistosomiasis.
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Any of several tropical trematode worms, of the genus Schistosoma, that are parasitic to humans.
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Origin of schistosome

  • New Latin Schistosōma genus name Greek skhistos split schist Greek sōma body –some3

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition