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Medical Term:

Baylisascaris procyonis


Definition: a large roundworm commonly found in raccoons; has been the cause of human visceral larva migrans and ocular larva migrans, following accidental ingestion of embryonated Baylisascaris procyonis eggs in feces of infected raccoons.

See Also: visceral larva migrans

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