Definition of Flukes
1. Noun. (plural of fluke) ¹
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Definition of Flukes
1. fluke [v] - See also: fluke
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Literary usage of Flukes
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler, Thomas McCrae (1916)
"Six species of liver flukes are known to occur in man. More specifically these are: (1) The common liver fluke—Fasciola hepática—which is a very common ..."
2. Animal Parasites and Human Disease by Asa Crawford Chandler (1922)
"Blood flukes The most important flukes parasitic in man are three ... Schistosoma is one of the few genera of flukes in which the sexes are separate. ..."
3. Production and Inspection of Milk by Earley Vernon Wilcox, Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station (1912)
"flukes.—Several species of liver flukes may occur in the bile ducts oi the ... In some instances, however, the liver may be infested with the flukes to the ..."
4. Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England by Royal Agricultural Society of England (1881)
"An analogous case of flukes occurring in a house-fed calf is communicated by Mr. George Lepper, ... Having had.it opened, I found two flukes in the liver. ..."
5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"The flukes were not thrown out of water by either of the two species seen alive, as has been noted by True and others. The whale, in diving, leaves a long ..."
6. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"A kittle of fish" is also suggestive of a " muddle," the term being derived, we are told, from the apparatus of pulleys employed in drag.ning the flukes of ..."
7. The Intellectual Observer (1862)
"ON flukes. BY T. SPENCER COBBOLD, MD, FLS, Lecturer on Comparative Anatomy, Zoology, ... flukes constitute a numerous group of diminutive beings who ..."