Schistosome Definition

shĭstə-sōm
noun
Any of a genus (Schistosoma) of flukes that live as parasites in the blood vessels of birds and mammals, including humans.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • blood fluke
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Other Word Forms of Schistosome

Noun

Singular:
schistosome
Plural:
schistosomes

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

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