1. [ noun ] a painful and debilitating infestation contracted by drinking stagnant water contaminated with Guinea worm larvae that can mature inside a human's abdomen until the worm emerges through a painful blister in the person's skin
Synonyms: guinea_worm_disease dracunculiasis
Related terms: infestation
2. [ noun ] (zoology) parasitic roundworm of India and Africa that lives in the abdomen or beneath the skin of humans and other vertebrates
Synonyms: Dracunculus_medinensis
Related terms: nematode Dracunculus