Gnathostoma Gna·thos·to·ma (nā-thŏs’tə-mə)
A genus of nematode worms with multiple-host aquatic life cycles.
/ˈneɪθəʊˌstəʊm/ noun 1. any vertebrate of the superclass Gnathostomata, having a mouth with jaws, including all vertebrates except the agnathans
gnathostomiasis gna·thos·to·mi·a·sis (nā-thŏs’tə-mī’ə-sĭs, nāth’ō-stō-) n. A migrating edema or creeping eruption caused by subcutaneous infection with larvae of Gnathostoma spinigerum, usually contracted by eating undercooked fish.
[nat] /næt/ noun 1. any of certain small flies, especially the biting gnats or punkies of the family Ceratopogonidae, the midges of the family Chironomidae, and the black flies of the family Simuliidae. 2. British. . Idioms 3. strain at a gnat and swallow a camel, to fuss about trifles while ignoring more serious matters. […]
[nat-ee] /ˈnæt i/ adjective, gnattier, gnattiest. 1. infested with .