from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous small parasitic nematode worms of the family Ancylostomatidae, having a hooked mouthpart with which it fastens itself to the intestinal walls of its host, causing ancylostomiasis. Also called uncinaria.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various parasitic bloodsucking roundworms which cause disease, especially the species Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus. They have hooked mouthparts and enter their hosts by boring through the skin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. infestation of the intestines by hookworms which enter the body (usually) through the skin
- n. parasitic bloodsucking roundworms having hooked mouth parts to fasten to the intestinal wall of human and other hosts
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