davainea

noun
da·vai·nea | \ dəˈvānēə \

Definition of davainea 

1 capitalized : a genus of very small taenioid tapeworms infesting the intestine of gallinaceous birds and occasionally of man

2 plural -s : any tapeworm of the genus Davainea

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Other words from davainea

davaineid \-ēə̇d \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for davainea

New Latin, after Casimir J. Davaine †1882 French physician

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