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Metorchis

Pronunciation: met-or'kis

Definition: A genus of opisthorchid fish-borne flukes parasitic in the gallbladder of fish-eating mammals and birds, common in north temperate regions. Metorchis conjunctus is a species that occurs in dogs and cats, and occasionally in humans, in North America.

[G. meta, behind, + orchis, testicle]

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