ascaris

[as-kuh-ris]
noun, plural as·car·i·des [a-skar-i-deez] /æˈskær ɪˌdiz/.
  1. any parasitic roundworm of the genus Ascaris, found in the human small intestine and causing colic and diarrhea.
Also ascarid.

Origin of ascaris

< New Latin (Linnaeus), the genus < Greek ascarís intestinal worm; compare earlier, late Middle English ascarides (plural) < Medieval Latin < Greek
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Ascaris

[ăskə-rĭs]
n.
  1. A genus of large roundworms parasitic in the small intestine of humans and other vertebrates.
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