giant kidney worm

noun

: a blood-red nematode worm of the genus Dioctophyma (D. renale) that sometimes exceeds a yard in length and invades mammalian kidneys especially of the dog and occasionally of humans

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“Giant kidney worm.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/giant%20kidney%20worm. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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