river blindness

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river blindness

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river blindness

n
(Pathology) another name for onchocerciasis
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Noun1.river blindness - infestation with slender threadlike roundworms (filaria) deposited under the skin by the bite of black fleas; when the eyes are involved it can result in blindness; common in Africa and tropical America
infestation - the state of being invaded or overrun by parasites
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