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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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The role of tadpoles and frogs as paratenic hosts in the lifecycle of Dracunculus insignis (Nematoda: Dracunculoidea).
They're believed to be the first two confirmed cases of cats in the United States infected by Dracunculus insignis, a parasitic worm that primarily targets raccoons and other wildlife.
Dracunculus fuellebornius Opossums Brazil Dracunculus insignis Dogs, wild Canada, U.