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Pronunciation: sen′trō-ses′tŭs

Definition: A genus of extremely small fish-borne flukes (family Heterophyidae) that may produce intestinal lesions similar to those caused by Heterophyes heterophyes. Centrocestus formosana has been reported in humans in Taiwan.

[G. kentron, point, center, + kestos, belt, both words fr. kenteō, to pierce]

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