How to use Flukes in a sentence
Both sides of the flippers and flukes are black.
Thus it is used of the purchase used in raising the flukes of an anchor to the bill-board; of a piece of wood or metal used to strengthen a sprung mast or yard; and of a plate of metal used, as in railway construction, for the strengthening of the meeting-place of two rails.
In this condition they remain encysted as immature flukes until eaten by their final host.
According to Strabo he was the first to invent an anchor with two flukes.
The Tertiary strata of Andalusia are specially noteworthy for containing the native silver of Herrerias, which is found in a Pliocene bed in the form of flukes, needles and crystals.Advertisement
The flukes are broad, do not have a median notch, and have concave trailing edges.
In large numbers both skin and gill flukes represent a serious threat to fish health.
The infection may have been caused by the presence of skin flukes or it may have been stress related.
For example in some species the adult flukes are found within the alimentary tract.
Tail flukes are pointed at the tips with a concave trailing edge and a deep median notch.Advertisement
They obtain food entirely by osmosis through the striated cuticle, and this food consists not of blood, as in flukes, but of chyle, by which they are bathed in their favourite site, the small intestine.
It has been compared with the canal of Laurer of Trematodes (the vitello-intestinal duct of the ectoparasitic flukes), but if we take the more primitive Cestodes, and especially Aniphilina, into consideration we find that they possess, in addition to the uterus, an anterior vagina (usually present in Cestodes) and a posterior one.
The so-called flatworms (Platyelmia, q.v.), including the Planarians, Flukes (see Trematodes), Cestodes (see Tapeworm) and the curious Mesozoa, are no doubt related.
Flukes are microscopic parasites that embed themselves in the gills of the fish.
There is no notch between the flukes, as in other whales, but the hinder part of the tail is rounded.Advertisement