Definition of toxocara in US English:

toxocara

noun

  • A parasitic nematode worm, especially a common worm of dogs or cats which is transmissible to humans.

    Genus Toxocara, class Phasmida, in particular T. canis (in dogs) and T. cati (in cats)

Origin

Modern Latin, from toxo- (see toxi-) + Greek kara ‘head’.

Pronunciation

toxocara

/ˌtäksəˈkerə//ˌtɑksəˈkɛrə/