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noun wohl·fahr·tia \ˌvōl-ˈfärt-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of wohlfahrtia

  1. 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. 2:  any fly of the genus Wohlfahrtia

Biographical Note for wohlfahrtia


\ˈvōl-ˌfärt\play ,


(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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