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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 creeping gnat (simulium reptans) is also very annoying in Sweden.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • Most remarkable, in many respects, of all aquatic larvae are the grubs of the Sand-midges (simulium).

    The Life-Story of Insects Geo. H. Carpenter
  • Most of the other species of simulium which have been studied seem to be single brooded.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley
  • The pupae of simulium rest in their curious little cup-like dwellings, attached to submerged stones or plants.

    The Life-Story of Insects Geo. H. Carpenter
  • In Spartanburg County attacks by simulium seems to be confined to the immediate vicinity of the breeding-places.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley
  • The accumulated evidence is increasingly opposed to Sambon's hypothesis of the transmission of pellagra by simulium.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley
  • We learn from this author that the sting or bite of the simulium is as bad as that of the Stomoxys before noticed.

  • The black-fly, simulium venustum, inflicts a painless bite, with ecchymosis and hmorrhage at the site of puncture.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley
  • At Nueltin Lake the simulium hordes become troublesome at approximately the same time as the mosquitoes.

  • On black-flies and buffalo-gnats, (simulium), as possible carriers of pellagra in Illinois.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley

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