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kidney worm

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Definition of kidney worm in English:

noun

A parasitic nematode worm which infests the kidneys of mammals.
  • Several species in the class Phasmida, in particular Stephanurus dentatus (in pigs) and the large Dioctophyma renale (in humans and other mammals)
Example sentences
  • The kidney worm is blood-red in colour and is one of the largest of the parasitic roundworms.
  • A mixed-breed dog in Thunder Bay recently had a very close call with giant kidney worms, including one found in its belly stretching 116 centimetres long.

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