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secondary screwworm

noun

Medical Definition of secondary screwworm

  1. :  a screwworm of the genus Cochliomyia (C. macellaria) chiefly of warmer parts of the Americas whose larva develops in dead tissue (as of wounds); especially :  its larva




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