dracunculiasis

noun dra·cun·cu·li·a·sis \ drə-ˌkəŋ-kyə-ˈlī-ə-səs \

Definition of dracunculiasis

: infestation with or disease caused by the Guinea worm that is marked by painful blisters especially on the lower legs or feet from which one or more mature female Guinea worms slowly emerge and that has been eradicated in most regions except Africa called also Guinea worm disease

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Origin and Etymology of dracunculiasis

New Latin, from Dracunculus, the guinea worm genus, from Latin, diminutive of dracon-, draco serpent, dragon — more at dragon


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dracunculiasis

noun dra·cun·cu·li·a·sis \ drə-ˌkəŋ-kyə-ˈlī-ə-səs \

medical Definition of dracunculiasis

plural dracunculiases play \-ˌsēz\
: infestation with or disease caused by the guinea worm that has been eradicated in many regions but not in Africa called also Guinea worm disease

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