Dracunculus

noun

Dra·​cun·​cu·​lus drə-ˈkəŋ-kyə-ləs How to pronounce Dracunculus (audio)
: a genus (the type of the family Dracunculidae) of greatly elongated nematode worms including the guinea worm

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“Dracunculus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Dracunculus. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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