cecal worm

noun

Medical Definition of cecal worm

: a worm parasitizing the cecum specifically : a nematode worm of the genus Heterakis (H. gallinae) that infests gallinaceous birds and serves as an intermediate host and transmitter of the protozoan causing blackhead

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“Cecal worm.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cecal%20worm. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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