heartworm definition

  • noun:
    • A filarial worm (Dirofilaria immitis) transmitted by mosquitoes and parasitic within the heart and connected bloodstream of puppies also canids.
    • the disorder caused by infestation aided by the heartworm.
    • A parasitic organism that afflicts puppies.
    • the situation due to this system.

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