A family of flukes of the class trematoda found in the intestinal tract and liver of animals and man. Some of the genera are homalagaster, gastrodiscus, paramphistomum, watsonius, nilocotyle, gigantocotyle, gastrothylax, macropotrema, ceylonocotyle, zygocotyle, cotylophoron, and calicophoron. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: par′am-fis′tō-mat′i-dē Definitions: 1. A family of parasitic trematodes characterized by large fleshy bodies with a large posterior sucker; included are the genera Paramphistomum, Gastrodiscoides, and Watsonius.
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