fluke defined in 1951 yearfluke - fluke;
fluke - Parasitic flatworm (class Trematoda). Adults live in liver, gut, lung, or blood-vessel of a vertebrate, where they may cause serious disease (e.g. liver fluke; Schistosoma). Larvae (miracidia) which emerge from eggs passed out with excreta of host, parasitize snails, in which they reproduce asexually, giving rise to rediae, which ultimately produce cercaria larvae. These are immature flukes and are infective to another host, which may be the vertebrate in which the fluke becomes sexually mature, or in some cases another intermediate host.
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