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toxocara

Syllabification: tox·o·car·a
Pronunciation: /ˌtäksəˈkerə
 
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Definition of toxocara in English:

noun

A parasitic nematode worm, especially a common worm of dogs or cats that is transmissible to humans.
  • Genus Toxocara, class Phasmida, in particular T. canis (in dogs) and T. cati (in cats)

Origin

modern Latin, from toxo- (see toxi-) + Greek kara 'head'.

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