kidney worm

/ˈkɪdni wɜm/ (say 'kidnee werm)

noun
1. a parasitic nematode, Stephanurus dentatus, which attacks pigs.
2. a parasitic nematode, Dioctophyma renale, which attacks humans, dogs, and other mammals.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • kidney worm — n any of several nematode worms parasitic in the kidneys: as a) GIANT KIDNEY WORM b) a common and destructive black and white worm of the genus Stephanurus (S. dentatus) that is related to the gapeworm but attains a length of two inches (five… …   Medical dictionary

  • kidney worm — noun : any of several nematode worms parasitic in the kidneys: as a. : giant kidney worm b. : a common and destructive black and white worm (Stephanurus dentatus) that is related to the gapeworm but attains a length of two inches and is parasitic …   Useful english dictionary

  • kidney worm — any of various large nematodes parasitic in the kidneys, esp. Stephanurus dentatus, found in pigs. [1835 45, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • giant kidney worm — n a blood red nematode worm of the genus Dioctophyma (D. renale) that sometimes exceeds a yard in length and invades mammalian kidneys esp. of the dog and occas. of humans * * * Dioctophyma renale …   Medical dictionary

  • giant kidney worm — noun : a blood red nematode worm (Dioctophyme renale) that sometimes exceeds a yard in length and that invades the kidneys of dogs and occasionally other mammals including man …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Dioctophyme renale — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Nematoda Class: Se …   Wikipedia

  • Dioctophyma renale — or the giant kidney worm is a common parasital worm found especially in carnivorous animals, particularly minks and mustelids. It can also infect cats, dogs and humans. Becoming up to 60 centimeters in length in mink and up to 100 centimeters in… …   Wikipedia

  • Fadenwurminfektionen des Hundes — – die Ansteckung (Infektion, auch Infestation) von Hunden mit parasitisch lebenden Fadenwürmern (Nematoda) – sind neben dem Bandwurmbefall und den Infektionen mit Einzellern (Giardiose, Neosporose) häufige Parasitosen in der tierärztlichen Praxis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Nematode — Not to be confused with ringworm. Nematodes Unidentified roundworm from wet soil. The mouth is at the top left corner. Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

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