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Medical Term:

Oxyspirura mansoni

Pronunciation: ok'se-spi-ru'ra man-so'ni


A widely distributed spiruroid nematode parasite found under the nictitating membrane in the eye of turkeys, chickens, peafowl, quail, and grouse; larvae develop to the infective stage in cockroaches.

Synonym(s): Manson eye worm

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