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Medical Term:

Angiostrongylus costaricensis


a nematode parasite of rats and other rodents in Central America, found to infect humans, in whom they locate in the mesenteric arteries; infective third-stage larvae have been found in the slug Vaginulus plebeius.

Synonym(s): Morerastrongylus costaricensis

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