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larval therapy

noun

the use of maggots that feed on dead tissue to assist in the healing of serious wounds. An ancient practice, it has been revived in rare cases in which healing is hampered by the resistance of bacteria to antibiotics

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larva, larva currens, larva migrans, larvae, larval, larval therapy, larvate, larvicide, larviparous, larvivorous, larwood
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