ancylostomiasis

ankylostomiasis or anchylostomiasis

/ (ˌænsɪˌlɒstəˈmaɪəsɪs) /

noun

infestation of the human intestine with blood-sucking hookworms, causing progressive anaemiaAlso called: hookworm disease

Nearby words

  1. ancylostoma,
  2. ancylostoma braziliense,
  3. ancylostoma caninum,
  4. ancylostoma duodenale,
  5. ancylostomatic,
  6. ancyra,
  7. ancyroid,
  8. and,
  9. and all,
  10. and circuit

Word Origin for ancylostomiasis

from New Latin, from Ancylostoma genus of hookworms, from Greek ankulos hooked, crooked + stoma mouth

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Medicine definitions for ancylostomiasis

ancylostomiasis

[ ăn′sə-lō-stō-mīə-sĭs, ăng′kə-lō- ]

n.

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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