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simulium in Medicine

Simulium Si·mu·li·um (sĭ-myōō'lē-əm)
n.
A genus of biting gnats or midges of the family Simuliidae that includes various species that transmit the causative agent of human onchocerciasis.

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  • The majority of species belong to the immense genus simulium.

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