Definition of Fasciola hepatica

1. Noun. Flatworm parasitic in liver and bile ducts of domestic animals and humans.

Exact synonyms: Liver Fluke
Generic synonyms: Fluke, Trematode, Trematode Worm
Group relationships: Fasciola, Genus Fasciola



Medical Definition of Fasciola hepatica

1. A species of helminth commonly called the sheep liver fluke. It occurs in the biliary passages, liver, and gallbladder during various stages of development. Snails and aquatic vegetation are the intermediate hosts. Occasionally seen in man, it is most common in sheep and cattle. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fasciola Hepatica

fascinators
fascine
fascine roll
fascines
fascinoma
fascinomas
fascinous
fascins
fascinums
fascio
fascio-
fasciodesis
fasciola
fasciola cinerea
fasciola hepatica (current term)
fasciolar
fasciolar gyrus
fasciolas
fasciole
fascioles
fascioliases
fascioliasis
fasciolid
fasciolidae
fascioloidiasis
fasciolopsiasis
fasciolosis
fascion
fascioplasty

Literary usage of Fasciola hepatica

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1. The Animal Parasites of Man by Harold Benjamin Fantham, Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun (1916)
"215 122 Median section through the anterior part of fasciola hepatica . ... 238 140 fasciola hepatica, sho«ing the gut and its branches . ..."

2. Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England by Royal Agricultural Society of England (1881)
"I.—Report of Experiments on the Development of the Liver-Fluke (fasciola hepatica). By AP THOMAS, BA, Demonstrator of Anatomy, University Museum, Oxford. ..."

3. Chemical and microscopical diagnosis by Francis Carter Wood (1909)
"... and the only means of making a positive diagnosis is the finding of the flukes or eggs in the faeces. 84.—fasciola hepatica. Magnified 5 diameters. ..."

4. The Student's guide to medical diagnosis by Samuel Fenwick, William Soltau Fenwick (1897)
"... digestive organs of the animal in which they attain their perfect development. Nine species have been discovered in man. 806. a. fasciola hepatica, or ..."

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