Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various nematode worms of the order Ascaridida, especially those in the superfamily Ascaridoidea, including the common intestinal parasite Ascaris lumbricoides.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the Ascaridœ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A parasitic nematoid worm, especially the roundworm, Ascaris lumbricoides, often occurring in the human intestine, and allied species found in domestic animals; also commonly applied to the pinworm (Oxyuris), often troublesome to children and aged persons.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun biology Any phasmid nematode of the family Ascaridae

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[ Sing. of ascarides, intestinal worms, from Middle English, from Medieval Latin ascaridēs, pl. of ascaris, from Greek askaris.]

Examples

  • Im not sure why I haven't noticed before, but this year the two deer that was blessed enough to field dress, had several "worms", I suspected them to be just a type of ascarid ...

    The Plea: Remember the Liver

  • Im not sure why I haven't noticed before, but this year the two deer that was blessed enough to field dress, had several "worms", I suspected them to be just a type of ascarid ...

    The Plea: Remember the Liver

  • And of these intestinal worms there are three species: one named the flat-worm, another the round worm, and the third the ascarid.

    The History of Animals

  • During this season, the animals also suffered from ascarid worms, which were also successfully treated with standard drugs. 10

    15 Agouti

  • Aaron answered each question as best he could, Waziri supplying -- and often inventing -- Hausa words for concepts like phosphorous, ascarid worms, and litmus.

    Blind Man's Lantern

  • Ivermectin had very little, or no, effect on the output of ascarid eggs.

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  • Faecal samples were examined for ascarid eggs on the day of deworming and 14 days later.

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  • A mare which enjoys a roll in its paddock can easily end up with ascarid eggs clinging to its coat.

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  • The most common ascarid to infect horses is Parascaris equorum.

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  • At this dose, pyrantel tartrate will kill ascarid larvae emerging from recently swallowed eggs before they cause damage during their migration to the liver and lungs.

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