screwworm


screwworm

noun

  1. the larva of any of certain flies of the genus Callitroga, which sometimes infests wounds and the nose and navel of domestic animals and humans.

noun

  1. the larva of a dipterous fly, Callitroga macellaria, that develops beneath the skin of living mammals often causing illness or death
  2. the fly producing this larva: family Calliphoridae

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