Dvuustki

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Dvuustki

 

(Digenia), the name used in Russian for certain worms of the class Tremadoda, or digenetic flukes (such as the common liver fluke, blood fluke, and lung fluke). Dvuustki was the name previously used for the entire class, owing to the incorrect notion that the suckers of dvuustki were two mouth apertures.

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