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Medical Term:

Clonorchis sinensis

Pronunciation: klo-nor'kis si-nen'sis

Definition: The Asiatic liver fluke, a species of trematodes (family Opisthorchiidae) that in the Far East infects the bile passages of humans and other fish-eating animals; cyprinoid fish serve as chief second intermediate hosts, and various operculate snails serve as the first intermediate hosts.

Synonym(s): Opisthorchis sinensis

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