Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of round-worms, typical of the family Ascaridæ, infesting the small intestines. The best-known species, A. lumbricoides, is so called from its resemblance to an earthworm in size, shape, and general appearance. It has a cylindrical body, with ends of equal size, a somewhat conoidal head, with trilabiate terminal mouth, and a filiform penis; the genital pore of the female is in the anterior part of the body. The female attains a length of from 12 to 14 inches; the male is less than half as long.
- 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).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the type genus of the family Ascaridae: roundworms with a three-lipped mouth.
- n. type genus of the family Ascaridae: roundworms with a three-lipped mouth
“But who hears about the guts of 1.5 billion people hosting greedy, parasitic, ascaris worms, about 740 million with hookworm voraciously devouring their blood, 200 million with debilitating schistosomiasis or up to 70 million with liver fluke?”
“The laxative effect kills or expels the ascaris (Ascaris lumbricoides?) and other stomach worms.”
“Results showed that the most persistent pathogens were the helminths (intestinal nematodes), particularly the ascaris.”
“The majority of pathogens exhibit survival periods which are normally shorter than the growth periods of most vegetables exceptions being the eggs of ascaris or taenia saginata, and the salmonella on root and low growing crops.”
“It mainly concerns ascaris, trichuris, ankylostoma and strongyloides.”
“Parasitic worms of man and other animals (e.g. ascaris).”
“- Look for a cause (e.g. insect bites, drug allergy, invasive stage of a parasitic infection of ascaris, hookworm, strongyloides, schisto-somiasis or loa-loa).”
“In some regions of Africa more than 20 percent of the adults suffer from onconserciasis blindness, or river blindness and more than 650 million persons of the Third World suffer from the ascaris parasite.”
“The expulsion of the _ascaris lumbricoides_ may be very easily and pleasantly effected.”
“The round worm, termed by naturalists, _ascaris lumbricoides_, varies from six inches to a foot in length, and resembles the common earth-worm.”
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