[ round-wurm ]
/ ˈraʊndˌwɜrm /
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any nematode, especially Ascaris lumbricoides, that infests the intestine of humans and other mammals.
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British Dictionary definitions for roundworm
/ (ˈraʊndˌwɜːm) /
any nematode worm, esp Ascaris lumbricoides, a common intestinal parasite of man and pigs
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Medical definitions for roundworm
[ round′wûrm′ ]
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