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dracunculus in Medicine

Dracunculus Dra·cun·cu·lus (drə-kŭng'kyə-ləs)
n.
A genus of nematodes that includes parasitic species such as Dracunculus medinensis, which migrates within subcutaneous tissues and forms chronic ulcers in the skin.

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