ascariasis

[ as-kuh-rahy-uh-sis ]
/ ˌæs kəˈraɪ ə sɪs /

noun Pathology.

infestation with ascarids, especially Ascaris lumbricoides.

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Origin of ascariasis

From New Latin, dating back to 1885–90; see origin at ascarid, -iasis

Words nearby ascariasis

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British Dictionary definitions for ascariasis

ascariasis
/ (ˌæskəˈraɪəsɪs) /

noun

infestation of the intestines with the roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides, causing abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, weight loss, etc
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Medical definitions for ascariasis

ascariasis
[ ăs′kə-rīə-sĭs ]

n.

A disease caused by infestation with worms of the genus Ascaris.
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