[ zˌanθəsˈə͡ʊmə], [ zˌanθəsˈəʊmə], [ z_ˌa_n_θ_ə_s_ˈəʊ_m_ə]
How to use "Xanthosoma" in context?
Xanthosoma is a parasitic nematode worm that is found in soil. The worm lives inside of the intestines of other animals and uses their bloodstream to get around. It is most common in cattle and pigs, but can also be found in other animals including deer, elk, and rabbits.
The worm causes an illness in its hosts that is usually fatal. The worm essentially uses the host's bloodstream to get around which can lead to thrombosis and other problems. The worm can also cause enlargement of the intestines, a characteristic called hypertrophy.
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