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Medical Term:

Physocephalus sexalatus

Pronunciation: fi'so-sef'a-lus sek'sa-la'tus


A small species of spiruroid nematodes (family Spiruridae) found in the stomach of pigs, horses, camels, rabbits, and hares; worldwide in distribution, and especially prevalent in hogs.

[G. physa, bellows, + kephale, head]

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