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Pronunciation: e-ki'no-kaz'mus

Definition: A genus of digenetic flukes (family Echinostomatidae), particularly common in wading and fish-eating birds; the species Echinochasmus perfoliatus var. japonicus is reported as a rare intestinal parasite of humans in Japan.

[echino- + G. chasma, open mouth]

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