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onchocerca in Medicine

Onchocerca

(ŏng′kō-sûrkə)
n.
  1. A genus of elongated filariform nematodes that inhabit the connective tissue of their hosts, usually within firm nodules in which they are coiled and entangled.
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Historical Examples

  • Another curious filaria-like entozoon is the reticulated threadworm (Onchocerca reticulata).

    Parasites

    T. Spencer Cobbold