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

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Medical definitions for toxocariasis

toxocariasis
[ tŏk′sō-kă-rīə-sĭs ]

n.

Infection with nematodes of the genus Toxocara.
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