Etymology
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schistosome (n.)

"parasite of the genus Schistosoma" (1905); the genus name (1858) is a Modern Latin formation from Greek skhistos "divided, cloven" (from skhizein "to split;" see schizo-) + sōma "body" (see somato-). Related: Schistosomatosis "disease caused by schistosomes" (1906).

updated on January 30, 2022

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Definitions of schistosome from WordNet

schistosome (n.)
flatworms parasitic in the blood vessels of mammals;
Synonyms: blood fluke
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