American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various nematode worms of the family Ascaridae, which includes the common intestinal parasite Ascaris lumbricoides.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the Ascaridœ.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A parasitic nematoid worm, especially the roundworm, Ascaris lumbricoides, often occurring in the human intestine, and allied species found in domestic animals; also commonly applied to the pinworm (Oxyuris), often troublesome to children and aged persons.
- Sing. of ascarides, intestinal worms, from Middle English, from Medieval Latin ascarides, pl. of ascaris, from Greek askaris. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Im not sure why I haven't noticed before, but this year the two deer that was blessed enough to field dress, had several "worms", I suspected them to be just a type of ascarid ...”
“And of these intestinal worms there are three species: one named the flat-worm, another the round worm, and the third the ascarid.”
“During this season, the animals also suffered from ascarid worms, which were also successfully treated with standard drugs. 10”
“Aaron answered each question as best he could, Waziri supplying -- and often inventing -- Hausa words for concepts like phosphorous, ascarid worms, and litmus.”
“Ivermectin had very little, or no, effect on the output of ascarid eggs.”
“Faecal samples were examined for ascarid eggs on the day of deworming and 14 days later.”
“A mare which enjoys a roll in its paddock can easily end up with ascarid eggs clinging to its coat.”
“The most common ascarid to infect horses is Parascaris equorum.”
“At this dose, pyrantel tartrate will kill ascarid larvae emerging from recently swallowed eggs before they cause damage during their migration to the liver and lungs.”
“The irritation they cause can trigger coughing in their host - a very handy helping hand to keep the ascarid larvae on the move to its next destination: the upper airways.”
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