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Noun: Guinea worm
  1. Parasitic roundworm of India and Africa that lives in the abdomen or beneath the skin of humans and other vertebrates
    - Dracunculus medinensis
  2. A painful and debilitating infestation contracted by drinking stagnant water contaminated with Guinea worm larvae that can mature inside a human's abdomen until the worm emerges through a painful blister in the person's skin
    - Guinea worm disease, dracunculiasis

Derived forms: Guinea worms

Type of: infestation, nematode, nematode worm, roundworm

Part of: Dracunculus, genus Dracunculus

Encyclopedia: Guinea worm