Definition of Screwworm

1. Noun. The larva of the fly ''Cochliomyia hominivorax'' (new world screwworm) or ''Chrysomya bezziana'' (old word screwworm). The larva can be parasitic in humans and animals and are distinctive in eating living flesh of mammals unlike most maggots which eat only dead flesh. ¹



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Definition of Screwworm

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Screwworm

screwing the pooch
screwings
screwlike
screws
screws the pooch
screwtape
screwtaped
screwtapes
screwtaping
screwthread
screwthreads
screwtop
screwtops
screwup
screwups
screwworm (current term)
screwworms
screwy
scribable
scribacious
scribal
scribally
scribatious
scribbet
scribbets
scribble
scribbled
scribblement
scribblements
scribbler

Literary usage of Screwworm

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1. Tropical Diseases: A Manual of the Diseases of Warm Climates by Patrick Manson (1900)
"108) common in certain parts of America, from the United States to the Argentine. The insect lays her eggs on Fig. 10S.— screwworm. ..."

2. Diseases of the Nose and Throat by J. Price-Brown (1900)
"In all the known instances, however, in which the eggs of the screwworm have been deposited in the nose or car there has been either pre-existing ..."

3. Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering by Joan Burrelli, Carolyn Arena, Carolyn Shettle, Deborah Fort (1998)
"sterile male screwworm flies into wild populations in the 1950's, and by the early 1980's the screwworm became the only pest successfully eradicated from ..."

4. Agricultural Resources & Environmental Indicators edited by Margot Anderson (1998)
"sterile male screwworm flies into wild populations in the 1950's, and by the early 1980's the screwworm became the only pest successfully eradicated from ..."

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