- any parasitic roundworm of the genus Ascaris, found in the human small intestine and causing colic and diarrhea.
Origin of ascaris
Examples from the Web for ascaris
Historical Examples of ascaris
Ascaris cephaloptera, Rudolphi.Diaphanocephalus viper, Rudolphi.The Snakes of Europe
G. A. Boulenger
One of the commonest species is Ascaris (Heterakis) vesicularis.
This bird was also infested by Spiroptera crassicauda and Ascaris dispar.
This Ascaris has also been found in Cercopithecus fuliginosus and in Simia saba.
A second species of Ascaris (A. alienata) is described from Nasua rufa.
- A genus of large roundworms parasitic in the small intestine of humans and other vertebrates.