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infestation of the human intestine with blood-sucking hookworms, causing progressive anaemia Also called hookworm disease
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from New Latin, from Ancylostoma genus of hookworms, from Greek ankulos hooked, crooked + stoma mouth
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ancylostomiasis in Medicine

ancylostomiasis an·cy·lo·sto·mi·a·sis (ān'sə-lō-stō-mī'ə-sĭs, āng'kə-lō-)
A disease caused by infestation with the hookworm Ancylostoma duodenale, characterized by gastrointestinal pain, diarrhea, and progressive anemia. Also called tunnel disease, uncinariasis.

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