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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: e-ki-no-sto'ma

Definition: A genus of digenetic flukes (family Echinostomatidae) with characteristic oral spines; widely distributed and parasitic in a broad range of bird and mammal hosts; several species have been reported in humans from Southeast Asia.

[echino- + G. stoma, mouth]

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