wohlfahrtia

noun
wohl·​fahr·​tia | \ ˌvōl-ˈfärt-ē-ə How to pronounce wohlfahrtia (audio) \

Medical Definition of wohlfahrtia

1 capitalized : a genus of larviparous dipteran flies of the family Sarcophagidae that commonly deposit their larvae in wounds or on the intact skin of humans and domestic animals causing severe cutaneous myiasis
2 : any fly of the genus Wohlfahrtia

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“Wohlfahrtia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/wohlfahrtia. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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