maggot therapy

noun

: treatment of infected wounds and draining sinuses (as in osteomyelitis) formerly applied by means of maggots that excrete allantoin

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“Maggot therapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/maggot%20therapy. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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