Pronunciation: (shis'tu-sōm"), [key]
Also called bilharzia. any elongated trematode of the genus Schistosoma, parasitic in the blood vessels of humans and other mammals; a blood fluke.
Also,schis"to•so'mal.pertaining to or caused by schistosomes.
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