screwworm

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screw·worm

noun \ˈskrü-ˌwərm\

Definition of SCREWWORM

1
: either of two dipteran flies of the genus Cochliomyia: a : one (C. hominivorax) of the warmer parts of America whose larva develops in sores or wounds or in the nostrils of mammals including humans with serious or sometimes fatal results; especially : its larva b : secondary screwworm
2
: a dipteran fly of the genus Chrysomyia (C. bezziana) that causes myiasis in the Old World

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