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mansonelliasis

Pronunciation: man'so-nel-i'a-sis

Definition: Infection with a species of Mansonella, transmitted to humans by biting midges of the genus Culicoides; adult worms live in the serous cavities, especially the peritoneal cavity, in mesenteric and perivisceral adipose tissue, and in the skin.

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