Physaloptera

noun
Phy·​sa·​lop·​tera | \ ˌfī-sə-ˈläp-tə-rə How to pronounce Physaloptera (audio) , ˌfis-ə- How to pronounce Physaloptera (audio) \

Medical Definition of Physaloptera

: a large genus of spiruroid nematode worms (family Physalopteridae) parasitic in the digestive tract of various vertebrates including humans

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“Physaloptera.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Physaloptera. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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