Habronema

noun

Hab·​ro·​ne·​ma ˌhab-rō-ˈnē-mə How to pronounce Habronema (audio)
: a genus of parasitic nematode worms of the family Spiruridae that develop in flies of the genera Musca and Stomoxys and live as adults in the stomach of the horse or the proventriculus of various birds see habronemiasis, summer sores

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“Habronema.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Habronema. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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