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wohlfahrtia

noun wohl·fahr·tia \ ˌvōl-ˈfärt-ē-ə \

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 play \ˈvōl-ˌfärt\, 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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