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hatching flask


Definition: a flask painted a dark color so that only a small area of dechlorinated water at the top is exposed to light in simulation of the pond water conditions that stimulate hatching of any live schistosome eggs in fresh stool and urine sediment added to the flask; the released miracidia will be searching for appropriate snail intermediate hosts.

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