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Meaning of schistosome

schis•to•some

Pronunciation: (shis'tu-sōm"), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calledany elongated trematode of the genus Schistosoma, parasitic in the blood vessels of humans and other mammals; a blood fluke.
—adj.
  1. pertaining to or caused by schistosomes.
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