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Flukes

Fluke

1. The part of an anchor which fastens in the ground; a flook. See anchor.

2. (Science: zoology) One of the lobes of a whales tail, so called from the resemblance to the fluke of an anchor.

3. An instrument for cleaning out a hole drilled in stone for blasting.

4. An accidental and favorable stroke at billiards (called a scratch in the united States); hence, any accidental or unexpected advantage; as, he won by a fluke.

Origin: cf. LG. Flunk, flunka wing, the palm of an anchor; perh. Akin to E. Fly.


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Re: I just dont understand...

so yo say one of the very primary polychites are modified into tapeworm or flukes or what ever after the chordates came into existence! IF THAT IS WHAT YU AFRE SAYING THEN WHAT ABOUT NEMATODA. Did nematodes also evolved after tapeworm? There are plenty of non-parasitic ...

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by robsabba
Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:52 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: I just dont understand...
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Re: I just dont understand...

so yo say one of the very primary polychites are modified into tapeworm or flukes or what ever after the chordates came into existence! IF THAT IS WHAT YU AFRE SAYING THEN WHAT ABOUT NEMATODA. Did nematodes also evolved after tapeworm?

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by rohith003
Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:19 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: I just dont understand...
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tapeworm,fluke,biophora

Not sure about the first two but FLUKES do not have a blood system at all.

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by freshbiology
Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:43 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: tapeworm,fluke,biophora
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worms

They're from a group that's almost exclusively aquatic and/or parasitic, and includes the flukes and tapeworms. http://silverfishattack.blogspot.com/2009/01/terrestrial-planarians.html

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by Darby
Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:28 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: worms
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Worms

And a bunch of flukes... Tapeworms, in their adult stage, aren't really that harmful. It's the larval forms that'll get you.

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by Darby
Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:30 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Worms
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