Onchocerca, Oncocerca


To hear audio pronunciation of this topic, purchase a subscription or log in.

[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.

There's more to see -- the rest of this topic is available only to subscribers.