The Alternative Portuguese Dictionary: bicho geográfico

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bicho geográfico {{was fwotd}} Alternative forms: bicho-geográfico etymology From bicho + geográfico; literally: geographical bug, so called after the map-shaped marks it leaves on the skin. pronunciation
  • (Brazil) /ˈbi.ʃu ˌʒe.o.ˈɡɾa.fi.ku/
noun: {{pt-noun}}
  1. (informal) either of two species of ancylostomatid (parasitic hookworm) which cause creeping eruption
Synonyms: bicho-de-praia, larva migrans

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