toxocariasis

/ (ˌtɒksəkəˈraɪəsɪs) /

noun

the infection of humans with the larvae of a genus of roundworms, Toxocara, of dogs and cats. It can cause swelling of the liver and, sometimes, damage to the eyes

Nearby words

  1. toxinogenic,
  2. toxins,
  3. toxipathic,
  4. toxiphobia,
  5. toxo-,
  6. toxoid,
  7. toxophil,
  8. toxophilite,
  9. toxophore,
  10. toxoplasma

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Medicine definitions for toxocariasis

toxocariasis

[ tŏk′sō-kă-rīə-sĭs ]

n.

Infection with nematodes of the genus Toxocara.

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