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Medical Term:

Wolbachia

Pronunciation: wol'bak-ea

Definition: Symbiotic bacteria in the gut of Wuchereria bancrofti, Onchocerca volvulus, and other filarial parasites, eradication of which leads to elimination of the parasitosis.

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