from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A nematoid worm, Filaria lentis, found in the human capsula lentis; also, F. loa, which occurs in the conjunctiva of negroes on the Kongo.
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The African eye-worm is another example of a parasite causing mechanical injury only at certain times.
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