[ as-kuh-rid ]
/ ˈæs kə rɪd /
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any nematode of the family Ascaridae; roundworm.
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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
[ ăs′kə-rĭd ]
A worm of the family Ascarididae.
Other words from ascaridas′ca•rid adj.
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