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ascaris

[ as-kuh-ris ]
/ ˈæs kə rɪs /
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noun, plural as·car·i·des [a-skar-i-deez]. /æˈskær ɪˌdiz/.

any parasitic roundworm of the genus Ascaris, found in the human small intestine and causing colic and diarrhea.

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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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Medical definitions for ascaris

Ascaris
[ ăskə-rĭs ]

n.

A genus of large roundworms parasitic in the small intestine of humans and other vertebrates.
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