Baylisascaris procyonis

(bāl″ĭ-sas′kă-rĭs prō″sē-ōn′ĭs, sē′ŏn-ĭs)

[L. procyon, raccoon fr. Gr.]
The raccoon roundworm. Accidental consumption of roundworm eggs (such as by children who put contaminated soil in their mouths) can result in encephalitis.
SYN: SEE: raccoon ascaris

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