Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Dracunculidae — spiruroid nematode parasites.
  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the tribe Areae — tuberous aroid perennials sometimes grown for ornamental purposes..

Etymologies

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Latin draco ("dragon") + -ulus ("diminutive")

Examples

  • Dracunculiasis (guinea worm disease) is caused by the nematode (roundworm) Dracunculus medinensis.

    Dracunculiasis

  • Dracunculiasis, more commonly known as Guinea worm disease (GWD), is a preventable infection caused by the parasite Dracunculus medinensis.

    Dracunculiasis

  • Copepods are the intermediate hosts of other parasites, such as the nematode Dracunculus medinensis and the tapeworm Diphyllobothrium latum which can be passed on to humans.

    Crustacea

  • The progress made in eradicating Dracunculus medinensis, Guinea worm, lies in the strong interlinkages approach taken between different sectors, such as health, education and water management, and across countries, as shown in Box 2.

    Interlinkages~ environment and policy web in Africa

  • Dracunculus medineses is a simple creature in terms of biological complexity with a less than primitive brain.

    Bye bye Guinea worm | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • The most vile yet amazing of these creatures was to me Dracunculus medinensis, the Guinea worm.

    Bye bye Guinea worm | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • He said that the Guinea worm (Dracunculus medinensis,) is the parasitic nematode worm responsible for the preventable infection known as Dracunculiasis.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Dracunculiasis is caused by the parasite Dracunculus medinensis, commonly known as the guinea worm, which is the largest of the tissue parasites affecting humans.

    Chapter 2

  • Dracunculiasis or Guinea worm infection is a vector-borne disease transmitted by water fleas, aquatic copepods, which serve as intermediate hosts in the life cycle of the parasite Dracunculus medinensis.

    Chapter 8

  • It is _Dracunculus vulgaris_, and derives its name from its stem, which is spotted like a snake.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 460, October 25, 1884

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