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Medical Term:

Mermis

Pronunciation: mer'mis

Definition

Genus of long, opaque nematodes; larval stages passed in the hemocelic cavity of insects, particularly grasshoppers, whereas adults are free-living in the soil. Accidental ingestion by humans causes infection.

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