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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A calliphorid larva that parasitizes the flesh of mammals.

Usage examples (25)
  • The program used radiation to sterilize millions of screwworm flies.
  • Self-sustaining screwworm populations were eliminated from the United States in 1966.
  • It has good resistance to ticks and screwworm, and can subsist on forage with a high roughage content.
  • He oversaw a program to battle screwworm, the larvae of a fly that lays its eggs in the wounds of an animal. for more
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