sparganosis

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sparganosis

[‚spär·gə′nō·səs]
(veterinary medicine)
An infection by the plerocercoid larva, or sparganum, of certain species of Spirometra; the adult form normally occurs in the intestine of dogs and cats.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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