Dioctophyma

Dioctophyma

(dī-ok'tō-fī'mă),
A genus of very large nematode worms infecting the kidney.
[L. fr. G. dionkoō, to distend, + phyma, growth]

Dioctophyma

/Di·oc·to·phy·ma/ (di-ok″to-fi´mah) a genus of nematodes, including D. rena´le, the kidney worm, found in dogs, cattle, horses, and other animals, and rarely in humans; it is highly destructive to kidney tissue.

Dioctophyma

(dī-ōk″tō-fĭ′mă)
A genus of roundworms found in dogs but rarely in humans.
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The only worms likely to infect the bladder are Capillaria or Dioctophyma spp.
For example, the maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) consumes large amounts of Solanum lycocarpum fruit, which has been implicated in preventing infection by the giant kidney worm, Dioctophyma renale.