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guinea worm

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noun

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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Origin of guinea worm

First recorded in 1690–1700
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British Dictionary definitions for guinea worm

Guinea worm

noun

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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Medical definitions for guinea worm

guinea worm

n.

A long, threadlike nematode of tropical Asia and Africa that is a subcutaneous parasite of humans and other mammals and causes ulcerative lesions on the legs and feet.
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