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dracunculiasis

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

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 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

dracunculiasis

noun dra·cun·cu·li·a·sis \drə-ˌkəŋ-kyə-ˈlī-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural dra·cun·cu·li·a·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of DRACUNCULIASIS

:  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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