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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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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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