Screwworm definition

skro͝owûrm
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The larva of the screwworm fly.
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The larva of an American blowfly (Cochliomyia hominivorax) that infests wounds, and the nostrils, navel, etc. of animals, often causing illness.
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The larva of the screwworm fly.
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The larva of the fly Cochliomyia hominivorax (New World screwworm) or Chrysomya bezziana (Old World screwworm). The larva can be parasitic in humans and animals and are distinctive in eating living flesh of mammals unlike most maggots which eat only dead flesh.
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Noun

Singular:
screwworm
Plural:
screwworms