Onchocerca

noun
On·​cho·​cer·​ca | \ ˌäŋ-kə-ˈsər-kə How to pronounce Onchocerca (audio) \

Medical Definition of Onchocerca

: a genus of long slender filarial worms of the family Dipetalonematidae that are parasites of subcutaneous and connective tissues of mammals with their adults enclosed in fibrous nodules and their larvae free in the tissues

Other Words from Onchocerca

onchocercal \ -​kəl How to pronounce Onchocerca (audio) \ adjective

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“Onchocerca.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Onchocerca. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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