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Definition of 'guinea worm'


  1. a painful and debilitating infestation contracted by drinking stagnant water contaminated with Guinea worm larvae that can mature inside a human's abdomen until the worm emerges through a painful blister in the person's skin
       Synonyms: Guinea worm disease dracunculiasis
  2. parasitic roundworm of India and Africa that lives in the abdomen or beneath the skin of humans and other vertebrates
       Synonyms: Dracunculus medinensis

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