davainea

noun

da·​vai·​nea
dəˈvānēə
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
davaineid
-ēə̇d
adjective or noun

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Davainea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/davainea. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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