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Definition of "trematode" []

  • Any of numerous flatworms of the class Trematoda, including both external and internal parasites of animal hosts, that have a thick outer cuticle and one or more suckers or hooks for attaching to host tissue. Also called fluke1. (noun)
  • Of or belonging to the Trematoda. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "trematode" in a sentence
  • "Further, many native populations of this organism are infected with a parasitic trematode that causes castration sterilization in females."
  • "Â Further, many native populations of this organism are infected with a parasitic trematode that causes castration sterilization in females."
  • "& Feminella J.W. “Parasitic mite and trematode abundance are associated with reduced reproductive output and physiological condition of freshwater mussels.”"