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Medical Term:

Myxococcidium stegomyiae

Pronunciation: mik'so-kok-sid'e-um steg'o-mi'e-e

Definition: A protozoon once found in the body of the mosquito, Stegomyia calopus,which had fed on the blood of a patient with yellow fever; the organism was then postulated, incorrectly, to be the causal agent of yellow fever.

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