from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the type genus of the family Ascaridae: roundworms with a three-lipped mouth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of round-worms, typical of the family Ascaridæ, infesting the small intestines.
- n. [lowercase; pl. ascarides (as-kar′ i-dēz).] A thread-worm or pinworm of the rectum, formerly placed in this genus, now referred to a different genus, Oxyuris (which see).
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- n. type genus of the family Ascaridae: roundworms with a three-lipped mouth
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