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fas·ci·o·la hep·at·i·ca

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. liver fluke, Fasciola hepaticanoun

    flatworm parasitic in liver and bile ducts of domestic animals and humans


  1. fasciola hepatica

    Fasciola hepatica, commonly known as the liver fluke, is a parasitic flatworm of the class Trematoda, specifically in the liver of a wide range of host species, including humans. It causes a disease called fascioliasis, which can lead to significant health problems, especially in livestock. The parasite has a complex life cycle that includes freshwater snails as intermediate hosts.


  1. Fasciola hepatica

    Fasciola hepatica, also known as the common liver fluke or sheep liver fluke, is a parasitic flatworm of the class Trematoda, phylum Platyhelminthes that infects the livers of various mammals, including humans. The disease caused by the fluke is called fascioliasis. F. hepatica is distributed worldwide, and causes great economic losses in sheep and cattle. It has been known as an important parasite of sheep and cattle for hundreds of years. Because of its size and economic importance, it has been the subject of many scientific investigations and may be the best known of any trematode species.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Fasciola hepatica

    A species of helminth commonly called the sheep liver fluke. It occurs in the biliary passages, liver, and gallbladder during various stages of development. Snails and aquatic vegetation are the intermediate hosts. Occasionally seen in man, it is most common in sheep and cattle.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fasciola hepatica in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fasciola hepatica in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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