dracunculiasis(redirected from Fire worm)
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dra·cun·cu·li·a·sis(drə-kŭng′kyə-lī′ə-sĭs) also dra·cun·cu·lo·sis (-lō′sĭs)
Infection with guinea worms, characterized by painful blisters and lesions of the skin where the worms emerge. Also called dracontiasis, guinea worm disease.
a disease caused by infection with the Guinea worm
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|Noun||1.||dracunculiasis - 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|
infestation - the state of being invaded or overrun by parasites