Definition of trematode in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtremətōd/ /ˈtrɛmətoʊd/ /ˌtrēməˈtōd/ /ˌtriməˈtoʊd/


  • Any parasitic flatworm of the class Trematoda, especially a fluke, having hookers or suckers.

    ‘All trematodes are parasitic, and most adult trematodes parasitize vertebrates.’
    • ‘There are a few parasites of the black crappie, which include many protozoa, trematodes, cestodes, and nematodes.’
    • ‘For example, crickets infected with bacteria, Drosophila infested with mites, and amphipods harboring trematodes all increase reproductive activity.’
    • ‘And this is what we want to do now, briefly consider the infracommunity dynamics of trematodes in their molluscan hosts.’
    • ‘The 2 afflicted trematodes came from the same shark.’