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Medical Term:

Agamomermis culicis

Pronunciation: ag-ă-mō-mer′mis kū′li-kes


A species of nematode parasitic in the mosquito; a few cases have been recorded in humans, usually larval worms found emerging from body openings, presumably after ingestion of infected insects or application of moist earth-bearing free-living larval stages.

[G. agamos, unmarried, + Mod. L., fr. G. mermis, cord; L. culex, gnat]

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