any nematode, especially Ascaris lumbricoides, that infests the intestine of humans and other mammals.
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How to use roundworm in a sentence
The cancer-seeking worm in question is the common roundworm, Caenorhabditis elegans.Like bloodhounds, worms are sniffing out human cancers | Katie Grace Carpenter | May 9, 2022 | Science News For Students
In 2008, David Raizen and his colleagues even reported sleep in Caenorhabditis elegans, the roundworm widely used as a model organism in biology laboratories.Sleep Evolved Before Brains. Hydras Are Living Proof. | Veronique Greenwood | May 18, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
His roundworm research on how meat could be a vector for Trichinosis helped spawn the concept of meat inspection.Five Scientists on the Heroes Who Changed Their Lives - Issue 93: Forerunners | Alan Lightman, Hope Jahren, Robert Sapolsky, | December 2, 2020 | Nautilus
British Dictionary definitions for roundworm
any nematode worm, esp Ascaris lumbricoides, a common intestinal parasite of man and pigs
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