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a genus of parasitic nematodes. C. hepa´tica parasitizes the liver of various mammals, including humans. C. philippinen´sis is the most common cause of capillariasis.
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A genus of aphasmid nematode worms, characterized by threadlike appearance; related to Trichuris.
[L. capillaris, fr. capillus, hair]
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