simulium


simulium
si·mu·li·um (sə-myo͞oʹlē-əm) n.
Any of a genus (Simulium) of black flies, several species of which transmit the parasitic filarial worms that cause onchocerciasis.
  [New Latin Simulium, genus name, from Latin simulāre, to simulate. See simulate.]

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