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Dracunculus

 [drah-kung´ku-lus]
a genus of parasitic nematodes. D. medinen′sis is a threadlike worm widely distributed in North America, Africa, the Middle East, Indonesia, and India; frequently found in the subcutaneous and intermuscular tissues of humans and certain other animals. See illustration.
Dracunculus medinensis. From Dorland's, 2000.

Dracunculus

(dra-kŭng'kyū-lŭs),
A genus of nematodes (superfamily Dracunculoidea) that have some resemblances to true filarial worms; however, adults are larger (females being as long as 1 m), and the intermediate host is a freshwater crustacean rather than an insect.
[L. dim. of draco, serpent]

Dra·cun·cu·lus

(dră-kŭng'kyū-lŭs)
A genus of nematodes with some resemblance to true filarial worms; adults are larger and the intermediate host is a freshwater crustacean rather than an insect.
[L. dim. of draco, serpent]