Definition of Trematoda
1. Noun. Parasitic flatworms (including flukes).
Member holonyms: Helminth, Parasitic Worm, Fluke, Trematode, Trematode Worm, Cercaria, Family Fasciolidae, Fasciolidae, Family Schistosomatidae, Schistosomatidae
Group relationships: Phylum Platyhelminthes, Platyhelminthes
Generic synonyms: Class
Medical Definition of Trematoda
1. Class of parasitic flukes consisting of three subclasses, monogenea, aspidogastrea, and digenea. The digenetic trematodes are the only ones found in man. They are endoparasites and require two hosts to complete their life cycle. (12 Dec 1998)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Trematoda
Literary usage of Trematoda
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1882)
"Adaptation to Environment in the trematoda.*—Prof. ... Vascular Organs of trematoda.f—A. Villot points out that in the trematoda, as in the Cestoda, ..."
2. Forms of Animal Life: A Manual of Comparative Anatomy : with Descriptions of by George Rolleston, William Hatchett Jackson (1888)
"The monogenetic trematoda are either roundish or elongated in shape. ... The digenetic trematoda are usually elongate, and either flattish or rounded. ..."
3. Text-book of Comparative Anatomy by Arnold Lang, Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1891)
"The Life-history of the trematoda. Whereas from the fertilised eggs of the ectoparasitic or monogenetic trematoda other trematoda develop direct without ..."
4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"trematoda, or FLUKES, a prominent class of the branch or phylum ... trematoda are generally flattened and elongate though some are conical, cylindrical or ..."