Definition of dracunculiasis
: 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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