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fluke

noun accident, blunder, bungle, chance good fortune, chance happening, chance misfortune, chance occurrence, error, fortuity, lucky situation, miscalculation, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misreading, misunderstanding, once in a lifetime occurrence, random achievement, random luck, random mistake, random success, stroke of bad luck, stroke of misfortune
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Each time water from wetter pastures was screened for the presence of DNA not just from mud snails but also liver fluke and rumen fluke.
In Scotland, SRUC report that the Dumfries and Ayr area had the highest number of cases of acute liver fluke disease in early November with cases also coming in from north eastern Scotland.
The liver fluke's intermediate fluke host, the mud snail, thrives in warm, wet conditions.
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Species determination of eggs of opisthorchiid and heterophyid flukes using scanning electron microscopy.
Migrating and encapsulated flukes were dislodged from liver tissue by gently agitating the slices in a pail of warm physiological saline, and were recovered by pouring the saline through a 2 mm mesh screen.
The soldiers behave like white blood cells; they attack other unrelated flukes, biting and killing them.
-- Inside the cow, the flukes feast on its liver, grow into adults and mate.
There are often as many as 1,000 immature fluke burrowing through the liver.
All lung flukes were washed thoroughly in phosphate buffered saline (PBS) before fixing.
While collecting beef quality data, researchers from the University of Nebraska found liver flukes in cattle from 17 Nebraska counties which had no previous history of flukes.