ankylostomiasis or anchylostomiasis
- infestation of the human intestine with blood-sucking hookworms, causing progressive anaemiaAlso called: hookworm disease
from New Latin, from Ancylostoma genus of hookworms, from Greek ankulos hooked, crooked + stoma mouth
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- A disease caused by infestation with the hookworm Ancylostoma duodenale, characterized by gastrointestinal pain, diarrhea, and progressive anemia.tunnel disease uncinariasis
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