Definition of Fasciola hepatica
1. Noun. Flatworm parasitic in liver and bile ducts of domestic animals and humans.
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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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 ..."