schistosome
noun Etymology: New Latin Schistosoma, from Greek schistos + sōma body Date: 1905 any of a genus (Schistosoma) of elongated trematode worms with the sexes separate that parasitize the blood vessels of birds and mammals and cause a destructive human schistosomiasis; broadly a worm of the family (Schistosomatidae) that includes this genus • schistosomal adjectiveschistosome adjective

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  • schistosome — [ ʃistozom ] n. m. • 1933; du gr. skhistos « fendu » et some ♦ Bilharzie. ● schistosome nom masculin Synonyme de bilharzie. ● schistosome (synonymes) nom masculin Synonymes : bilharzie schistos …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • schistosome — [shis′tə sōm΄] n. [< ModL < Gr schistos, cleft (see SCHIST) + sōma, body: see SOMATIC] any of a genus (Schistosoma) of flukes that live as parasites in the blood vessels of birds and mammals, including humans …   English World dictionary

  • Schistosome — A parasitic trematode worm contracted from infested water that is capable of causing liver, gastrointestinal tract and bladder disease. There are three main species of these trematode worms (flukes) Schistosoma haematobium, Schistosoma japonicum …   Medical dictionary

  • Schistosome — Schistosoma Schistosoma …   Wikipédia en Français

  • schistosome — /shis teuh sohm /, n. 1. Also called bilharzia. any elongated trematode of the genus Schistosoma, parasitic in the blood vessels of humans and other mammals; a blood fluke. adj. 2. Also, schistosomal. pertaining to or caused by schistosomes.… …   Universalium

  • schistosome — noun Any of several tropical trematode worms, of the genus Schistosoma, that are parasitic to humans See Also: schistosomiasis …   Wiktionary

  • schistosome — (ski sto so m ) adj. Terme de tératologie. Monstres schistosomes, monstres qui présentent une éventration latérale ou médiane sur toute la longueur de l abdomen, et qui n ont pas de membres pelviens ou n en ont que de très imparfaits. ÉTYMOLOGIE… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • schistosome — [ ʃɪstə(ʊ)ˌsəʊm] noun a parasitic flatworm which causes bilharzia in humans, infesting freshwater snails when immature and the blood vessels of birds and mammals when adult. [Genus Schistosoma.] Origin early 20th cent.: from mod. L. Schistosoma,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • schistosome — schis·to·some …   English syllables

  • schistosome — schis•to•some [[t]ˈʃɪs təˌsoʊm[/t]] n. 1) ivt Also called bilharzia any trematode of the genus Schistosoma parasitic in the blood of birds and mammals, including humans; a blood fluke. 2) ivt Also, schis to•so′mal. pertaining to or caused by… …   From formal English to slang

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