gnathostomiasis

[ nă-thŏs′tə-mīə-sĭs, năth′ō-stō- ]

n.

A migrating edema or creeping eruption caused by subcutaneous infection with larvae of Gnathostoma spinigerum, usually contracted by eating undercooked fish.

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