Definition of Schistosome

1. Noun. Flatworms parasitic in the blood vessels of mammals.

Exact synonyms: Blood Fluke
Generic synonyms: Fluke, Trematode, Trematode Worm
Group relationships: Genus Schistosoma, Schistosoma



Definition of Schistosome

1. Noun. Any of several tropical trematode worms, of the genus ''Schistosoma'', that are parasitic to humans ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Schistosome

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Medical Definition of Schistosome

1. Common name for a member of the genus Schistosoma. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Schistosome

schistocytic
schistocytosis
schistorrhachis
schistose
schistosities
schistosity
schistosoma
schistosoma haematobium
schistosoma japonicum
schistosoma mansoni
schistosomal
schistosomal dermatitis
schistosomatidae
schistosome (current term)
schistosome dermatitis
schistosome granuloma
schistosomes
schistosomia
schistosomiases
schistosomiasis
schistosomiasis haematobia
schistosomiasis haematobium
schistosomiasis japonica
schistosomiasis mansoni
schistosomiasis mekongi
schistosomicidal
schistosomicide
schistosomicides

Literary usage of Schistosome

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1. AIDS, Poverty, and Hunger: Challenges and Responses by Stuart Gillespie (2006)
"Of the five species of waterborne schistosome ... The coincidence of schistosome-endemic areas with zones of high HIV prevalence provides epidemiologic ..."

2. Vector-borne Disease Control in Humans Through Rice Agroecosystem Management by Virgilio G. Enriquez, International Rice Research Institute (1988)
"The irrigation methods and channels are clearly important and, except for Schistosoma japonicum, the schistosome intermediate host snails will transmit the ..."

3. Life History Studies on Montana Trematodes by Ernest Carroll Faust (1917)
"Leiper has found that the three schistosome species known to infect man, Schistosoma haematobium, S. man- soni, and S. japonicum, give rise to miracidia ..."

4. Biosafety in the Laboratory: Prudent Practices for the Handling and Disposal by National Research Council (U. S.) (1989)
"Skin penetration by schistosome cercariae and ingestion of fluke meta- cercariae are the ... Dissection or crushing of schistosome-infected snails may ..."

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