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gnathostomiasis gna·thos·to·mi·a·sis (nā-thŏs'tə-mī'ə-sĭs, nāth'ō-stō-)
A migrating edema or creeping eruption caused by subcutaneous infection with larvae of Gnathostoma spinigerum, usually contracted by eating undercooked fish.

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