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dracunculiasis

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noun dra·cun·cu·li·a·sis \drə-ˌkəŋ-kyə-ˈlī-ə-səs\

Definition of dracunculiasis

  1. :  a disease that is caused by infestation with the guinea worm and that has been eradicated in most regions except Africa —called also guinea worm disease



Origin and Etymology of dracunculiasis

New Latin, from Dracunculus, the guinea worm genus, from Latin, diminutive of dracon-, draco serpent, dragon — more at dragon


First Known Use: 1942


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dracunculiasis

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noun dra·cun·cu·li·a·sis \drə-ˌkəŋ-kyə-ˈlī-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of dracunculiasis

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dracunculiases

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  1. :  infestation with or disease caused by the guinea worm that has been eradicated in many regions but not in Africa—called also Guinea worm disease




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