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Pronunciation: ri'no-es-tro'sis

Definition: Infection of horses and donkeys, rarely humans, with larvae of the fly Rhinoestrus purpureus; human infection is usually benign and of short duration, limited to the first stage of the larva and resulting in a mild ophthalmomyiasis.

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