distomatosis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n distomatosis a disease of the liver (especially in sheep and cattle) caused by liver flukes and their by-products
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n distomatosis In medicine, infection with trematoid worms. In man this occurs in four chief forms: hepatic distomatosis, with secondary pancreatic and intestinal infections in some cases, caused by Fasciola, Dicrocœlium, and Opisthorchis; intestinal distomatosis, caused by Fasciolopsis, Heterophyes, Gastrodiscus, and Balanorchis; pulmonary distomatosis, with secondary cerebral symptoms in some cases, caused by Paragonimus westermani; venal distomatosis, caused by Schistosoma.
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