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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of round-worms, typical of the family Ascaridæ, infesting the small intestines.
  • noun [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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

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

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