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Metagonimus

Metagonimus

A genus of flukes (superfamily Heterophypoidea) that encyst on fish and infect various fish-eating animals, including humans. Metagonimus yokogawai, an intestinal fluke widely distributed in the far East and the Balkans and one of the smallest (1-2.5 mm) flukes infecting humans, is passed from Semisulcospira snails to cyprinoid fish and then to man and other fish-eating mammals and birds.

Origin: meta-_ G. Gonimos, productive


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