Dioctophyma

noun

Di·​oc·​to·​phy·​ma (ˌ)dī-ˌäk-tə-ˈfī-mə How to pronounce Dioctophyma (audio)
: a genus of nematode worms including a single species (D. renale) which is a destructive parasite of the kidney of dogs, minks, and sometimes humans

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“Dioctophyma.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Dioctophyma. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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