Dioctophyme | definition of Dioctophyme by Medical dictionary
a genus of nematode worms in the family Dioctophymidae. Includes Dioctophyme renale, a very large nematode found in the kidneys and other organs of dogs and wild carnivores and occasionally ruminants. May be severely destructive and cause fatal uremia.
References in periodicals archive
Birago erroneously identified the worms as a larval stage of another parasite, Dioctophyme
First case report of Dioctophyme
renale (Goeze, 1782) in a dog in Istanbul, Turkey.