secondary screwworm

noun

: a screwworm of the genus Cochliomyia (C. macellaria) chiefly of warmer parts of the Americas whose larva develops in dead tissue (as of wounds)
especially : its larva

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“Secondary screwworm.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/secondary%20screwworm. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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