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primary screw-worm


Definition: an obligatory screw-worm that can penetrate normal tissues and feed as a primary invader. The important myiasis flies of humans that serve as p. screw-worms are Cochliomyia hominivorax, Chrysomyia bezziana, and Wohlfahrtia magnifica.

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