dracontiasis


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dra·con·ti·a·sis

 (dră′kŏn′tī′ə-sĭs, drä′kŭn-)
[New Latin, from Greek drakontiasis : drakontion, guinea worm (from diminutive of drakōn, drakont-, serpent; see derk- in Indo-European roots) + -iasis.]
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dracontiasis

(ˌdrækənˈtaɪəsɪs)
n
a former name for dracunculiasis
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Guinea worm disease (GWD), sometimes known as Dracunculiasis or dracontiasis [1], is a nematode infection transmitted to humans exclusively through contaminated drinking water.