Mecistocirrus

noun

Me·​cis·​to·​cir·​rus mə-ˌsis-tō-ˈsir-əs How to pronounce Mecistocirrus (audio)
: a genus of nematode worms of the family Trichostrongylidae including a common parasite (M. digitatus) of the abomasum of domesticated ruminants and the stomach of swine in both of which it may cause serious loss of blood and digestive disturbances especially in young animals

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“Mecistocirrus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Mecistocirrus. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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