HyperDic: guinea_worm

English > 2 senses of the expression Guinea worm:
NOUNstateGuinea worm, Guinea worm disease, dracunculiasisa 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
animalGuinea worm, Dracunculus medinensisparasitic roundworm of India and Africa that lives in the abdomen or beneath the skin of humans and other vertebrates
English > Guinea worm: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA 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.
SynonymsGuinea worm disease, dracunculiasis
BroaderinfestationThe state of being invaded or overrun by parasites
Spanishdracunculiasis
Catalandracunculosi
English > Guinea worm: 2 senses > noun 2, animal
MeaningParasitic roundworm of India and Africa that lives in the abdomen or beneath the skin of humans and other vertebrates.
SynonymDracunculus medinensis
Member ofDracunculus, genus Dracunculustype genus of the family Dracunculidae
Broadernematode, nematode worm, roundwormunsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both ends
Spanishfilaria de Medina
Catalanfilaria de Medina

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