Dioctophyma

noun
Di·oc·to·phy·ma | \ (ˌ)dī-ˌäk-tə-ˈfī-mə \

Medical Definition of Dioctophyma 

: 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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