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ancylostomiasis

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noun, an·cy·lo·sto·mi·a·sis \ˌaŋ-ki-ˌlō-stə-ˈmī-ə-səs, ˌan(t)-sə-\

Definition of ancylostomiasis

plural ancylostomiasesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  hookworm 2



Variants of ancylostomiasis

also ankylostomiasis \ˌaŋ-ki-\

Origin of ancylostomiasis

New Latin, from Ancylostoma, genus of hookworms, from Greek ankylos hooked (akin to Old English anga hook) + stoma mouth — more at angle, stomach


First Known Use: 1887


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ancylostomiasis

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noun an·cy·lo·sto·mi·a·sis \ˌaŋ-ki-lō-stə-ˈmī-ə-səs, ˌan(t)-sə-\

Medical Definition of ancylostomiasis

plural ancylostomiases \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  infestation with or disease caused by hookworms; especially :  a lethargic anemic state due to blood loss through the feeding of hookworms in the small intestine—called also hookworm disease



Variants of ancylostomiasis

or ankylostomiasis \-ki-lō-\ also anchylostomiasis \-ki-lō-\

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