Definitions

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

  • noun Any of numerous small parasitic nematode worms of the family Ancylostomatidae having hooklike mouthparts with which they fasten to the intestinal walls and suck the blood of humans and other animals.

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  • noun 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.

  • noun infestation of the intestines by hookworms which enter the body (usually) through the skin
  • noun parasitic bloodsucking roundworms having hooked mouth parts to fasten to the intestinal wall of human and other hosts

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Examples

  • Founded in the wake of the tsunami in Southeast Asia, this group now serves both the U.S. and countries around the world, helping prevent diseases such as hookworm, which is commonly contracted through bare feet.

    The Herald-Mail Online

  • Several years previously Dr. Stiles had discovered that a hitherto unclassified species of a parasite popularly known as the hookworm prevailed to an astonishing extent in all the Southern States.

    The Life and Letters of Walter H Page

  • A study conducted in Vietnam has added further weight to the view that parasitic gut worms, such as hookworm, could help in the prevention and treatment of asthma and other allergies.

    The Pill turns fifty: are we having fun yet?

  • If one particular area is always used, its continual moistness will favour the survival of helminths, such as hookworm, and the breeding of flies and mosquitos.

    Chapter 11

  • If one particular area is always used, its continual moistness will favour the survival of helminths, such as hookworm, and the breeding of flies and mosquitos.

    Chapter 10

  • Washington DC: Neglected tropical diseases such as hookworm infection and lymphatic filariasis that affect over 100 million people in India have simple, low-cost drug and vaccine treatments that governments need to promote, according to Peter Hotez, Distinguished Research Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine,

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • There are also many other parasites that could potentially be detected, especially those that use proteases to infect their host, such as hookworm, guinea worm and strongyloides.

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  • There are also many other parasites that could potentially be detected, especially those that use proteases to infect their host, such as hookworm, guinea worm and strongyloides.

    OpenWetWare - Recent changes [en]

  • Washington DC: Neglected tropical diseases such as hookworm infection and lymphatic filariasis that affect over 100 million people in India have simple, low-cost drug and vaccine treatments that governments need to promote, according to Peter Hotez, Distinguished Research Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine,

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Washington DC: Neglected tropical diseases such as hookworm infection and lymphatic filariasis that affect over 100 million people in India have simple, low-cost drug and vaccine treatments that governments need to promote, according to Peter Hotez, Distinguished Research Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine,

    The Hindu - Front Page

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