Onchocerca volvulus
onchocerciasis onchocerciasis n. (Med.) An infection with nematodes of the genus {Onchocerca}, especially {Onchocerca volvulus}. Untreated, such infections can cause serious dermatological problems, and in advanced cases may lead to blindness. In certain areas of tropical Africa the blindness caused by onchocerciasis is called {river blindness}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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