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Pronunciation: dis'to-ma

Definition: Obsolete term for various digenetic flukes, now placed in other genera; Fasciola, Fasciolopsis, Paragonimus, Opisthorchis, Clonorchis, Dicrocoelium, Heterophyes, and Schistosoma.

Synonym(s): Distomum

[G. di-, two, + stoma, mouth]

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