dracunculiasis

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dracunculiasis dra·cun·cu·li·a·sis (drə-kŭng'kyə-lī'ə-sĭs) or dra·cun·cu·lo·sis (-lō'sĭs)
n.
Infestation with Dracunculus medinensis. Also called dracontiasis.

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dracunculiasis

noun
a painful and debilitating infestation contracted by drinking stagnant water contaminated with Guinea worm larvae that can mature inside a human's abdomen until the worm emerges through a painful blister in the person's skin [syn: Guinea worm disease
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