paragonimiasis

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paragonimiasis par·a·gon·i·mi·a·sis (pār'ə-gŏn'ə-mī'ə-sĭs)
n.
Infestation with a worm of the genus Paragonimus, especially P. westermani.

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paragonimiasis

infection caused by Paragonimus westermani, or lung fluke, a parasitic worm some 8 to 12 mm (0.3 to 0.5 inch) long. It is common in Japan, Korea, China, the Philippines, and Indonesia and has also been reported in parts of Africa and South America.

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