from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A disease caused by hookworm infestation and marked by progressive anemia. Also called hookworm disease, tunnel disease.
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- n. Infection by the hookworm Ancylostoma.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A disease characterized chiefly by a profound anemia, sometimes associated with dirt-eating as cause or effect, due to the presence of one of several species of blood-sucking intestinal parasites of the genus Ancylostoma. Also called dochmiasis, uncinariasis, tunnel-disease, brickmakers' or miners' anemia, and Egyptian chlorosis.
Symptoms of ancylostomiasis vary by host, but often include diarrhea, weight loss, and severe anemia.
In the deep sea, however, some scavenger species of amphipods may obtain lengths of up to 140 millimeters. ancylostomiasis and serious cases can result in as much as 200 milliliters of blood loss per day.
- Architecture, one of a pair of brackets supporting a cornice. ancylostomiasis, ankylostomiasis