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Pronunciation: an′i-sā′ki-dē

Definition: Family of large nematode worms (superfamily Heterocheilidae) found in the stomach and intestines of fish-eating birds and marine mammals; infection is acquired by consuming uncooked marine fish; human anisakiasis have been reported primarily in Japan.

See Also: Anisakis

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