barber's pole worm

noun

variants also barber pole worm
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: a nematode stomach worm of the genus Haemonchus (H. contortus) that occurs typically in the abomasum of ruminants (as sheep) and rarely in humans

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“Barber's pole worm.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/barber%27s%20pole%20worm. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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