Medical Definition of Schistosomulum

1. Disease (bilharzia) caused by digenetic trematode worms of the genus Schistosoma, the adults of which live in the urinary or mesenteric blood vessels. Eggs shed by the female worms pass to the outside in the urine or faeces, but many also lodge in and obstruct the blood flow in the liver. Eosinophils seem to be particularly important in the killing of the invasive larval stage (schistosomulum). Evasion of the host's immune response by adult schistosomes seems to involve the acquisition of a coat of host cell surface material by the parasite. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Schistosomulum

schistosome
schistosome dermatitis
schistosome granuloma
schistosomes
schistosomia
schistosomiases
schistosomiasis
schistosomiasis haematobia
schistosomiasis haematobium
schistosomiasis japonica
schistosomiasis mansoni
schistosomiasis mekongi
schistosomicidal
schistosomicide
schistosomicides
schistosomulum (current term)
schistosternia
schistothorax
schistous
schists
schizamnion
schizandra
schizanthus
schizaxon
schizencephalic
schizier
schiziest
schizo
schizo-
schizo-affective

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