Schistosoma mekongi Schistosoma me·kong·i (mā-kông’ī, -kông’gī)
A trematode found in the Mekong delta near Khong Island in southern Laos and northern Cambodia that causes schistosomiasis mekongi.
noun 1. Also called bilharzia. any elongated trematode of the genus Schistosoma, parasitic in the blood vessels of humans and other mammals; a blood fluke. adjective 2. Also, schistosomal. pertaining to or caused by schistosomes. noun 1. any of various blood flukes of the chiefly tropical genus Schistosoma, which cause disease in man and domestic […]
- Schistosome dermatitis
schistosome dermatitis n. An itching inflammation of the skin caused by parasitic larvae of certain schistosomes that penetrates the skin of persons who bathe in infested water. Also called swimmer’s itch.
schistosomia schis·to·so·mi·a (shĭs’tə-sō’mē-ə, skĭs’-) n. See schistocormia.
[shis-tuh-soh-mahy-uh-sis] /ˌʃɪs tə soʊˈmaɪ ə sɪs/ noun, Pathology. 1. an infection caused by parasitic flukes of the genus Schistosoma, occurring commonly in eastern Asia and in tropical regions and transmitted to humans through feces-contaminated fresh water or snails: symptoms commonly include pain, anemia, and malfunction of the infected organ. schistosomiasis /ˌʃɪstəsəʊˈmaɪəsɪs/ noun 1. a disease […]