Necator

[ nĭ-kātər ]

n.

A genus of nematode hookworms that includes certain intestinal parasites.

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Example sentences from the Web for necator

  • Nikita, surnamed Necator, with a sinister aptness of alliteration!

    Under Western Eyes|Joseph Conrad
  • But she dropped the information, "Necator," from her lips just loud enough to be heard by Razumov.

    Under Western Eyes|Joseph Conrad
  • These properties distinguish it at once from Lactarius torminosus or necator, the only fungus which in any way resembles it.

    Mushroom Culture|W. Robinson