Cochliomyia

noun

Coch·​lio·​my·​ia ˌkäk-lē-ə-ˈmī-(y)ə How to pronounce Cochliomyia (audio)
: a genus of North American blowflies of the family Calliphoridae that includes the screwworms (C. hominivorax and C. macellaria)

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“Cochliomyia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Cochliomyia. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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