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Pronunciation: par'am-fis'to-mum

Definition: The rumen fluke, a genus of digenetic trematodes (family Paramphistomatidae) parasitic in the rumen or paunch of cattle; species include Paramphistomum microbothrioides, Paramphistomum cervi, and Paramphistomum liorchis.

[para- + G. amphistomos, having a double mouth, fr. amphi, two-sided, + stoma, mouth]

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