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haemonchosis

noun hae·mon·cho·sis \ ˌhē-ˌmäŋ-ˈkō-səs \

medical Definition of haemonchosis

plural haemonchoses play \-ˌsēz\
:infestation with or disease that is caused by nematode worms of the genus Haemonchus and especially by the barber's pole worm and that is typically characterized by anemia, digestive disturbances, and emaciation resulting from the bloodsucking habits of the worms

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