Origin of name Schistosoma

Jorge SantiagoBlay jsantiag at MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
Fri May 21 09:17:16 CDT 1999


The other day, someone asked me about the origin of the name Schistosoma
(Platyhelminthes: Trematoda). When I think of a Scistosoma, I have a hard
time imagining what in the outer appearance of the beast is divided or
easily cleft. Illumination on this welcomed.


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