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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).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. type genus of the family Ascaridae: roundworms with a three-lipped mouth

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