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roundworm

[ round-wurm ]
/ ˈraʊndˌwɜrm /
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noun
any nematode, especially Ascaris lumbricoides, that infests the intestine of humans and other mammals.

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Origin of roundworm

First recorded in 1555–65; round1 + worm
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British Dictionary definitions for roundworm

roundworm
/ (ˈraʊndˌwɜːm) /

noun
any nematode worm, esp Ascaris lumbricoides, a common intestinal parasite of man and pigs
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Medical definitions for roundworm

roundworm
[ roundwûrm′ ]

n.
nematode
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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