gnathostomiasis

noun

gna·​thos·​to·​mi·​a·​sis nə-ˌthäs-tə-ˈmī-ə-səs How to pronounce gnathostomiasis (audio)
plural gnathostomiases -ˌsēz How to pronounce gnathostomiasis (audio)
: infestation with or disease caused by nematode worms of the genus Gnathostoma commonly acquired by eating raw fish

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“Gnathostomiasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/gnathostomiasis. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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