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Onchocerca On·cho·cer·ca (ŏng'kō-sûr'kə)
n.
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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  • Another curious filaria-like entozoon is the reticulated threadworm (onchocerca reticulata).

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold

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