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eye worm

noun

Definition of EYE WORM

:  a parasitic worm found in the eye: as a :  either of two slender nematode worms of the genus Oxyspirura (O. mansoni and O. petrowi) living beneath the nictitating membrane of the eyes of birds and especially chickens b :  any member of the nematode genus Thelazia living in the tear duct and beneath the eyelid of dogs, cats, sheep, humans, and other mammals and sometimes causing blindness c :  an African filarial worm of the genus Loa (L. loa) that migrates through the eyeball and subcutaneous tissues of humans—compare calabar swelling
March 31, 2015
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