capillaria

noun
cap·​il·​lar·​ia | \ ˌkap-ə-ˈlar-ē-ə How to pronounce capillaria (audio) \

Medical Definition of capillaria

1 capitalized : a genus of slender white nematode worms of the family Trichuridae that include serious pathogens of the digestive tract of fowls and some tissue and organ parasites of mammals including one (C. hepatica) which is common in rodents and occasionally invades the human liver sometimes with fatal results
2 : a nematode worm of the genus Capillaria

Other Words from capillaria

capillarid \ -​ˈlar-​əd, kə-​ˈpil-​ə-​rəd How to pronounce capillaria (audio) \ noun

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“Capillaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/capillaria. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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