Guinea Worm Definition

A nematode worm (Dracunculus medinensis) of tropical Africa and S Asia, parasitic as an adult in the subcutaneous tissues of humans and other mammals: the female can reach a length of c. 90 cm (c. 3 ft)
Webster's New World

Origin of Guinea Worm

  • After the Guinea coast of Africa

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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