from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various nematode worms of the family Ascaridae, which includes the common intestinal parasite Ascaris lumbricoides.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any phasmid nematode of the family Ascaridae
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the Ascaridœ.
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)