from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The larva of the screwworm fly.
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- n. The larva of the fly Cochliomyia hominivorax (new world screwworm) or Chrysomya bezziana (old word screwworm). The larva can be parasitic in humans and animals and are distinctive in eating living flesh of mammals unlike most maggots which eat only dead flesh.
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