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Toxascaris leonina

Pronunciation: tok-sas'ka-ris le'o-ni'na

Definition: An ascarid nematode of the dog that differs from Toxocara in that the larvae do not migrate through the lungs; the entire developmental cycle occurs in the gut. This parasite has been found in humans in a few instances and is a cause of visceral larva migrans in children, though less frequently implicated than is Toxocara canis.

[G. toxon, bow, + Ascaris]

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