Definition of blood fluke in English:

blood fluke

noun

  • another term for schistosome
    • ‘Our research has focused on the relationships between two groups of human blood flukes within the genus Schistosoma.’
    • ‘He went to southern Sudan, where people struggle with guinea worms, blood flukes, and many other such organisms.’
    • ‘This evidence is particularly strong in the parasitic blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni, in which Merlin is also the first described DNA transposon family.’
    • ‘They include several parasites that have an enormous impact on human populations, such as human liver flukes and the blood flukes that cause schistosomiasis.’
    • ‘Of the 41 counties with a history of blood flukes epidemic, the situation has not been controlled in 14, with a population of 5.95 million.’