Spirocerca

noun

Spi·​ro·​cer·​ca ˌspī-rō-ˈsər-kə How to pronounce Spirocerca (audio)
: a genus of red filarial worms of the family Thelaziidae forming nodules in the walls of the digestive tract and sometimes the aorta of canines especially in warm regions

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“Spirocerca.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Spirocerca. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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