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halzoun

Pronunciation: hal'zun

Definition: Local name of a buccopharyngeal infection occurring in Lebanon, probably caused by pentastomid larvae of the dog tongue worm, Linguatula serrata, which wander into the throat of the human host after ingestion of infected raw liver or lymph nodes from sheep or goats.

[Ar., snail]

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