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kidney worm

  1. any of various large nematodes parasitic in the kidneys, especially Stephanurus dentatus, found in pigs.
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Origin of kidney worm

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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Historical Examples of kidney worm

  • In this country the writer has repeatedly observed the kidney-worm in the mink, the dog, and the wolf.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II