Definition of Schistosoma
1. Noun. Type genus of the family Schistosomatidae: blood flukes.
Generic synonyms: Worm Genus
Group relationships: Family Schistosomatidae, Schistosomatidae
Member holonyms: Blood Fluke, Schistosome
Medical Definition of Schistosoma
1. A genus of trematode flukes belonging to the family schistosomatidae. There are over a dozen species. These parasites are found in man and other mammals. Snails are the intermediate hosts. (12 Dec 1998)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Schistosoma
Literary usage of Schistosoma
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Animal Parasites of Man by Harold Benjamin Fantham, Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun (1916)
"Physa alexandrina) in schistosoma ... schistosoma mansoni, Sambon, 1907. Male, eight small testes. ... schistosoma japonicum, Katsurada, 1904. Syn. ..."
2. Clinical Laboratory Methods: A Manual of Technique and Morphology Designed by Roger Sylvester Morris (1913)
"X400. (After Emerson.) The albuminous coating is lacking at the poles of the ovum and the latter appear colorless. (4) schistosoma ..."
3. Diagnosis of Protozoa and Worms Parasitic in Man by Robert William Hegner, William Walter Cort (1921)
"F. Blood Flukes Genus schistosoma. Sexes separate; female elongate, ... ie, schistosoma haematobium S. mansoni and S. japonicum (Plate VII, Fig. 2). ..."
4. Pathological Technique: A Practical Manual for Workers in Pathological by Frank Burr Mallory, James Homer Wright (1918)
"The opening of the genital tract lies in the median line. The head is flattened, and has two small suckers situated at the sides. schistosoma Haematobium ..."
5. Diarrheal, Inflammatory, Obstructive, and Parasitic Diseases of the Gastro by Samuel Goodwin Gant (1915)
"of the male parasite is smooth and devoid of spines and the ventral sucker is larger than the oral. Pathology.—schistosoma ..."