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Prosthogonimus macrorchis

Pronunciation: pros'tho-gon'i-mus ma-kror'kis

Definition: A digenetic trematode (family Prosthogonimidae) located in the oviduct and bursa fabricii of poultry in North America, particularly common in those states bordering the Great Lakes.

[G. prosthe, in front of, + gonos, seed, offspring; macro- + orchis, testicle]

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