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Medical Term:

Parascaris equorum

Pronunciation: par-as'ka-ris e-kwo'rum


A large, heavy-bodied ascarid nematode extremely common in the small intestine of horses and other equids. Larvae may develop in humans or mice, but do not reach the adult stage.

Synonym(s): Ascaris equorum

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