Elaeophora

noun

El·​ae·​oph·​o·​ra
ˌelēˈäf(ə)rə
: a genus of filarioid nematode worms which infest the arteries of sheep and other ruminants and whose larvae move into the subcutaneous tissues and cause lesions especially about the head and feet

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from elaio- + -phora

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“Elaeophora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Elaeophora. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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