Definition of screwworm in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈskro͞oˌwərm/


A large American blowfly larva that enters the wounds of mammals, developing under the skin and often causing death. The adult fly is called the screwworm fly.
  • Cochliomyia (or Callitroga) hominivorax, family Calliphoridae.

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Syllabification: screw·worm

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