Dracunculus


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dracunculus

(drəˈkʌŋkjʊləs)
n
any of the genus of nematode parasites that infects animals and humans, the best known of which is the Guinea worm
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Noun1.dracunculus - tuberous herbaceous perennials: dragon arumDracunculus - tuberous herbaceous perennials: dragon arum
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Araceae, arum family, family Araceae - anthurium; calla lily; jack-in-the-pulpit; philodendron
Dracunculus vulgaris, dragon arum, green dragon - European arum resembling the cuckoopint
2.Dracunculus - type genus of the family Dracunculidae
worm genus - a genus of worms
Dracunculidae, family Dracunculidae - greatly elongated roundworm
Dracunculus medinensis, Guinea worm - parasitic roundworm of India and Africa that lives in the abdomen or beneath the skin of humans and other vertebrates
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Guinea-worm disease, according to World Health Organization (WHO) is caused by the parasitic worm Dracunculus medinensis.
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Determination of the chemical composition and antioxidant activity of the essential oil of Artemisia dracunculus and of the antifungal and antibacterial activities of Turkish Artemisia absinthium, A.
Guinea worm disease is an infection caused by the parasite Dracunculus Medinensis.
Dracunculiasis is a helminth parasitosis caused by a nematode worm, Dracunculus medinensis commonly called Guinea Worm or Medina Worm.
holosericea (hoary nettle), Stachys rigida (hedge-nettle), Equisetum laevigatum (horse-tail), Achillea millefolium (yarrow) and, on the drier edges, Rumex californicus (willow dock), Potentilla species (cinquefoil), Artemisia dracunculus (tarragon), Luzula comosa (hairy wood-rush), and other grasses and sedges.
html) treatment of a parasitic worm called Dracunculus medinensis, which doctors would remove from a patient's skin by making an incision and slowly winding the creature on a wooden stick.
Dracunculiasis (Guinea worm disease) is caused by Dracunculus medinensis, a parasitic worm.
The common herbs, tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus L.
Unless your name is President Jimmy Carter and the organism that you want to eradicate is Dracunculus medinensis (Guinea worm), you may want to reconsider eradication as a medical treatment strategy.
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