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amphistome am·phis·tome (ām’fĭ-stōm’)
Any trematode of the genus Paramphistomum.
Historical Examples

From a zoological point of view the most interesting fact connected with Lewiss amphistome is the existence of a gastric pouch.
Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold


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