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Toxocara

 [tok″so-ka´rah]
a genus of nematode parasites found in the dog (T. ca´nis) and cat (T. ca´ti); both species are sometimes found in humans.
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Toxocara

(tok'sō-ka'ră),
A genus of ascarid nematodes, chiefly found in carnivores, which causes toxocariasis.
[G. toxon, bow, + kara, head]
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