What does guinea worm mean?

guinea worm meaning in General Dictionary

an agonizing and debilitating infestation contracted by drinking stagnant water polluted with Guinea worm larvae that will mature inside a human's abdomen through to the worm emerges through an agonizing blister in the person's epidermis

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  • parasitic roundworm of India and Africa that lives into the abdomen or underneath the epidermis of people along with other vertebrates

Sentence Examples with the word guinea worm

Filaria medinensis - the Guinea worm - is parasitic in the subcutaneous connective tissue of man (occasionally also in the horse).

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