[ as-kuh-rid ]
/ ˈæs kə rɪd /


any nematode of the family Ascaridae; roundworm.

Origin of ascarid

<New Latin Ascaridae.See ascaris, -idae Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for ascarid

/ (ˈæskərɪd) /


any parasitic nematode worm of the family Ascaridae, such as the common roundworm of man and pigs

Word Origin for ascarid

C14: from New Latin ascaridae, from Greek askarides, plural of askaris
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Medical definitions for ascarid

[ ăskə-rĭd ]


A worm of the family Ascarididae.

Other words from ascarid

asca•rid adj.
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