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- n. A parasite inhabiting the blood.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Certain species of nematodes of the genus Filaria, sometimes found in the blood of man, the horse, the dog, etc.
- n. The trematode, Bilharzia hæmatobia, which infests the inhabitants of Egypt and other parts of Africa, often causing death.
New Latin, from Ancient Greek, meaning "blood animal". (Wiktionary)