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
Biographical Note for wohlfahrtia
Wolfart \ˈvōl-ˌfärt\play ,
Peter (1675–1726), German physician. Wolfart was a practicing physician in Hanau, Germany, as well as a professor of medicine and anatomy, first at the secondary school and later at the college there.
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