Schistosoma Schis·to·so·ma (shĭs’tə-sō’mə, skĭs’-)
A genus of digenetic trematodes the include the blood flukes of humans and domestic animals that cause schistosomiasis. Also called Bilharzia.
- Schistosoma japonicum
Schistosoma japonicum Schistosoma ja·pon·i·cum (jā-pŏn’ĭ-kəm) n. A trematode that causes schistosomiasis japonicum and is found throughout eastern Asia.
- Schistosoma mansoni
Schistosoma mansoni Schistosoma man·so·ni (mān-sō’nī) n. A trematode that is common in Africa, parts of the Middle East, the West Indies, South America, and certain Caribbean islands and causes schistosomiasis mansoni.
- Schistosoma mekongi
Schistosoma mekongi Schistosoma me·kong·i (mā-kông’ī, -kông’gī) n. 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 […]