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noun cap·il·lar·ia \ˌkap-ə-ˈlar-ē-ə\

Definition of CAPILLARIA

capitalized :  a genus of slender white nematode worms of the family Trichuridae that includes serious pathogens of the alimentary tract of fowls and some tissue and organ parasites of mammals including one (C. hepatica) which is common in rodents and occasionally invades the human liver sometimes with fatal results
:  a nematode worm of the genus Capillaria
cap·il·lar·id \-ˈlar-əd, kə-ˈpil-ə-rəd\ noun
March 30, 2015
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