guinea worm

or Guinea worm

  1. a long, slender roundworm, Dracunculus medinensis, parasitic under the skin of humans and animals, common in parts of India and Africa.

Origin of guinea worm

First recorded in 1690–1700

Words Nearby guinea worm Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use guinea worm in a sentence

  • This stagnant water produces a disease called the guinea worm.

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British Dictionary definitions for Guinea worm

Guinea worm

  1. 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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