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guinea worm

noun
1.
a long, slender roundworm, Dracunculus medinensis, parasitic under the skin of humans and animals, common in parts of India and Africa.
Also, Guinea worm.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700
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British Dictionary definitions for guinea-worm

Guinea worm

noun
1.
a parasitic nematode worm, Dracunculus medinensis, that lives beneath the skin in man and other vertebrates and is common in India and Africa
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guinea-worm in Medicine

guinea worm n.
A long, threadlike nematode of tropical Asia and Africa that is a subcutaneous parasite of humans and other mammals and causes ulcerative lesions on the legs and feet.

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