parasitic worm

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Noun1.parasitic worm - worm that is parasitic on the intestines of vertebrates especially roundworms and tapeworms and flukesparasitic worm - worm that is parasitic on the intestines of vertebrates especially roundworms and tapeworms and flukes
worm - any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae
class Trematoda, Trematoda - parasitic flatworms (including flukes)
Cestoda, class Cestoda - tapeworms
Aschelminthes, Nematoda, phylum Aschelminthes, phylum Nematoda - unsegmented worms: roundworms; threadworms; eelworms
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But even some of these so-called epidemics appear to be due to parasitic worms, which have from some cause, possibly in part through facility of diffusion amongst the crowded animals, been disproportionably favoured: and here comes in a sort of struggle between the parasite and its prey.
The number of children suffering from intestinal parasitic worm infection in Bicol has reached an alarming level, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Wednesday.
My last visit was because I passed a dead parasitic worm. I fished it out, put it in a bottle with alcohol, and took it along to the doctor.
ISLAMABAD -- The government has announced to hold Deworming drive for one day on January 31 in all government schools of federal capital aimed at saving the children from parasitic worm infection, affecting millions of children in the country every year.
River blindness is a filarial disease, like elephantiasis, and occurs when the parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus takes up residence in the skin.
What a woman thought was a lump on her face that mysteriously moved around from one part of her face to the other and occasionally itched, turned out to be something right out of a nightmare - a parasitic worm.
River blindness is caused by a parasitic worm, Onchocerca volvulus.
Health director-general, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the enforcement action was taken against importers Fujian Yongfa Co Ltd and Dongshan Dongyi Foods Co Ltd to recall the products after tests revealed they were tainted with the Genus Anisakis spp, a kind of parasitic worm, thus violating the Food Act 1983.
That's what happened to a 26-year-old Oregon woman - the first known person worldwide to become infected with a parasitic worm species previously seen only in cattle.
Guinea-worm disease, according to World Health Organization (WHO) is caused by the parasitic worm Dracunculus medinensis.
The parasitic worm, Thelazia callipaeda, is spread by a fruit fly and is capable of infecting dogs, cats and human beings.