surgical maggot

sur·gi·cal mag·got

a sterilized botfly maggot used in an obsolete therapy of wound débridement and removal of necrotic tissues.
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Surgical maggots, a study of their functions in wound healing.
The role of surgical maggots in the disinfection of osteomyelitis and other infection wounds.