chinese liver fluke


chinese liver fluke
noun
Usage: usually capitalized C
: a common and destructive Asian liver fluke (Clonorchis sinensis) that invades the human liver

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/liv"euhr/
a parasitic Asian flatworm, Clonorchis sinensis, that infects the gastrointestinal tract and bile duct following ingestion of contaminated raw or insufficiently cooked freshwater fish. Cf. trematode.

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Chinese liver fluke,
a liver fluke of China, Japan, Korea, and other areas of Asia, that infests the bile duct and intestines of men and animals through the eating of raw or poorly cooked fish.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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