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schistosomulum

Pronunciation: skis'to-so'myu-lum, -la

Definition: The stage in the life cycle of a blood fluke of the genus Schistosoma immediately after penetration of the skin as a cercaria; marked by loss of the tail and gaining of physiologic modifications allowing it to survive in a mammalian bloodstream.

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