Origin of ascarid

< New Latin Ascaridae. See ascaris, -idae Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for ascarid


  1. 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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ascarid in Medicine


  1. A worm of the family Ascarididae.
Related formsasca•rid adj.
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