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[ang-kuh-loh-stuh-mahy-uh-sis, -los-tuh-]
noun Pathology.
  1. hookworm(def 2).
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Origin of ankylostomiasis

1885–90; < New Latin, equivalent to Ancylostom(a) a genus of hookworm (see ancylo-, stoma) + -iasis -iasis
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Examples from the Web for ankylostomiasis

Historical Examples

  • The hookworm disease, ankylostomiasis, has steadily decreased.

    The Evolution of Modern Medicine

    William Osler

  • In a third case of Ankylostomiasis Zappert found no increase of eosinophil cells in the blood, nor the crystals in the fæces.

British Dictionary definitions for ankylostomiasis


  1. a variant of ancylostomiasis
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