a long, slender roundworm, Dracunculus medinensis, parasitic under the skin of humans and animals, common in parts of India and Africa.
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How to use guinea worm in a sentence
Who knew, by the way, that The Carter Center has wiped out guinea worm just about everywhere in Africa but South Sudan?Don’t Run for President, Hillary. Become a ‘Post-President’ Instead | Tina Brown | May 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On this he started up on two sticks, for he is doubly lame, having the Guinea-worm in both legs, and went away hurriedly.
The guinea worm is likewise very common in certain places, especially at the commencement of the rainy season.Travels in the Interior of Africa, Vol. 2 [of 2] | Mungo Park
When the rains fail, as they failed this year, they take to their wells, which are brackish and breed guinea-worm.From Sea to Sea | Rudyard Kipling
The guinea-worm (Filaria medinensis) is a very troublesome parasite, which sometimes grows to a length of three feet.Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official | William Sleeman
This stagnant water produces a disease called the guinea worm.Far Off | Favell Lee Mortimer
British Dictionary definitions for Guinea worm
a parasitic nematode worm, Dracunculus medinensis, that lives beneath the skin in man and other vertebrates and is common in India and Africa
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