Pronunciation: lar'va mi'granz
Definition: A larval worm, typically a nematode, which wanders for a period in the host tissues but does not develop to the adult stage; this usually occurs in unusual hosts that inhibit normal development of the parasite.
[L. larva, mask, + migro, to transfer, migrate]
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