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guinea worm

Syllabification: guin·ea worm

Definition of guinea worm in English:

noun

A very long parasitic nematode worm that lives under the skin of infected humans and other mammals in rural Africa and Asia.
  • Dracunculus medinensis, class Phasmida
Example sentences
  • And he does everything, like working a week a year as a carpenter, to go into Africa and help them get rid of Guinea worms and river blindness, and going to Cuba and talking Spanish, of all things.
  • We are planting corn, rice or wheat, and we're also dealing with Guinea worm, and river blindness, and chistocymsis and tropical diseases.

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