noun plural

Spi·​rur·​i·​dae -ˌdē How to pronounce Spiruridae (audio)
: a family of nematode worms that have the adults parasitic in vertebrates, that have the larval stages parasitic in insects, and that with related forms constitute a distinct superfamily of the order Spirurida

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“Spiruridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Spiruridae. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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