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Wohlfahrtia

Pronunciation: vol-far'te-a

Definition: A genus of larviparous dipterous fleshflies (family Sarcophagidae), of which some species' larvae feed in ulcerated surfaces and flesh wounds of humans and animals.

[P. Wohlfahrt, Ger. medical writer, †1726]

See Also: wohlfahrtiosis

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