loaiasis


loaiasis
lo·a·i·a·sis .lō-ə-'ī-ə-səs or lo·i·a·sis .lō-'ī- n, pl -a·ses -.sēz infestation with or disease caused by an eye worm of the genus Loa (L. loa) that migrates through the subcutaneous tissue and across the cornea of the eye compare CALABAR SWELLING

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lo·a·i·a·sis (lo″ə-iґə-sis) loiasis.

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