American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Infestation with or disease caused by a parasitic roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) A disease, usually accompanied by colicky pains and diarrhea, caused by the presence of ascarids in the gastrointestinal canal.
- n. infestation of the human intestine with Ascaris roundworms
- ascar(id) + -iasis. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This plant is widely used in medicine for treating ascariasis and as a bactericidal agent; it is also used in perfume industry.”
“They would learn that a significant number of other crippling and killing diseases, including African river blindness, schistosomiasis, trauchoma, lymphatic filariasis, hookworm, ascariasis, and trichuriasis, could be brought under control for well under $2 per American citizen per year, and perhaps just $1 per American citizen!”
“Excreta fertilized crops are, therefore, potential transmitters of A. Lumbricoides eggs where ascariasis is endemic.”
“The World Health Organisation has identified ascariasis as a neglected disease in urgent need of better research and control.”
“Ascaris suum is closely related to Ascaris lumbricoides which causes ascariasis in humans.”
“Acute intestinal symptoms requiring surgery due ascariasis”
“Approximately one-third of the estimated 800 million ascariasis infection cases occur in nuclear weapons states, including India (140 million), China (86 million), North Korea (8 million), Pakistan (7 million), and Iran (5 million).”
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