noun Etymology: New Latin, from Dracunculus, the guinea worm genus, from Latin, diminutive of dracon-, draco serpent, dragon — more at dragon Date: 1942 a disease that is caused by infestation with the guinea worm and that has been eradicated in most regions except Africa — called also guinea worm disease

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