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Pronunciation: glo'bo-sef'a-lus

Definition: A genus of hookworm (subfamily Uncinariinae, family Ancylostomatidae) that consists of about five species, found chiefly in the small intestine of pigs. The species Globocephalus urosubalatus, of worldwide distribution, is a common hookworm of wild and domestic pigs.

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