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Noun: onchocerciasis  ,ón-kow,sur'kI-u-sis or ,ón-kow,sur'sI-u-sis
  1. Infestation with slender threadlike roundworms (filaria) deposited under the skin by the bite of black fleas; when the eyes are involved it can result in blindness; common in Africa and tropical America
    - river blindness

Type of: infestation

Encyclopedia: Onchocerciasis, ocular