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Medical Term:

Heterophyes

Pronunciation: het′ĕr-of′i-ēz

Definition: A genus of digenetic flukes (family Heterophyidae) parasitic in fish-eating birds and mammals, including man; cercariae from infected snails penetrate and encyst in fish, which are eaten by the final hosts.

[hetero- + G. phyē, stature, form]

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