river blindness

Definitions of river blindness
  1. noun
    infestation with slender threadlike roundworms (filaria) deposited under the skin by the bite of black fleas; when the eyes are involved it can result in blindness; common in Africa and tropical America
    synonyms: onchocerciasis
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    type of:
    infestation
    the state of being invaded or overrun by parasites
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