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Definition 1: parasitic roundworm of India and Africa that lives in the abdomen or beneath the skin of humans and other vertebrates - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for guinea worm in the sense of this definition

(guinea worm is a kind of ...) unsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both ends; mostly free-living but some are parasitic

(... is a member of guinea worm) type genus of the family Dracunculidae

Definition 2: 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 - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for guinea worm in the sense of this definition

(guinea worm is a kind of ...) the state of being invaded or overrun by parasites

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