parasitic worm


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Related to parasitic worm: helminth, Parasitic disease
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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.
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.
Heartworm disease is caused by a thread-like parasitic worm that lives in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of an infected animal.
Merck said on Tuesday it was developing a children's formula of its drug to treat schistosomiasis, a parasitic worm disease which kills 280,000 a year in Africa.
They conducted a pilot study in Cameroon, where health officials have been battling the filarial, or parasitic worm, diseases onchocerciasis (river blindness) and lymphatic filariasis.
Two treated at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, died after getting kidneys infected with a rare parasitic worm.
Tests later revealed the two men had the parasitic worm halicephalobus gingivalis.
The Dark Blues found themselves bogged down during this year's RBS Six Nations as a parasitic worm infestation turned the field to a muddy mess.
Washington, June 21 ( ANI ): A team consisting of 11 institutions from six countries, including BGI, presented the whole-genome sequence of Trichuris suis, a parasitic worm in pig.
LONDON -- In a skeleton more than 6,200 years old, scientists have found the earliest known evidence of infection with a parasitic worm that now afflicts more than 200 million people worldwide.