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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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Methylchavicol, or estragole, is a natural constituent of a number of plants, including tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus), sweet basil (Ocimum canum) and sweet fennel (Pimpinella anisum), and their EOs have been widely used in foodstuffs as flavoring agents (VINCENZI et al., 2000).
* Possible Role of Fish as Transport Hosts for Dracunculus spp.
Dracunculiasis (Guinea worm disease), caused by the parasite Dracunculus medinensis, is acquired by drinking water containing copepods (water fleas) infected with its larvae.
Paracapillaria, Dracunculus and Physaloptera are considered generalists, being frequently reported infecting amphibians and reptiles (Torres and Puga, 1996; Timi et al., 2007; Moravec and Santos, 2009; Pereira et al., 2012).
People contract the disease when drinking water contaminated with Dracunculus larvae.
haematobium) o la dracunculiosis (Dracunculus medinensis) eran frecuentes en el antiguo--y moderno--Egipto como parece deducirse de los contenidos del papiro de Ebers y otros similares.
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Yildirim, "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.
confusum, was not affected by the administration of Artemisia dracunculus (Asteraceae) EO, even at high dosages (LC70).
Guinea-worm disease, according to World Health Organization (WHO) is caused by the parasitic worm Dracunculus medinensis.
Recent research studies have reported that Artemisia herba alba, (10) Artemisia dracunculus, (10) and Artemisia deserti, (19) have clear potentials.