Definition of guinea worm in US English:

guinea worm


  • A very long parasitic nematode worm which lives under the skin of infected humans and other mammals in rural Africa and Asia.

    Dracunculus medinensis, class Phasmida

    • ‘We are planting corn, rice or wheat, and we're also dealing with Guinea worm, and river blindness, and chistocymsis and tropical diseases.’
    • ‘And he does everything, like working a week a year as a carpenter, to go into Africa and help them get rid of Guinea worms and river blindness, and going to Cuba and talking Spanish, of all things.’


guinea worm

/ˈɡinē wərm/