- A genus of elongated filariform nematodes that inhabit the connective tissue of their hosts, usually within firm nodules in which they are coiled and entangled.
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Examples from the Web for onchocerca
Another curious filaria-like entozoon is the reticulated threadworm (Onchocerca reticulata).Parasites
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