Onchocerca, Oncocerca

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(ong″kŏ-sĕr′kă )

[Gr. onkos, barb (of an arrow) + Gr. kerkos, tail]
A genus of filarial worms that live in the subcutaneous and connective tissues of their hosts, usually enclosed in fibrous cysts or nodules.

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