noun \ˈas-kə-rəd\

Definition of ASCARID

:  any of a family (Ascaridae) of nematode worms that includes the common roundworm (Ascaris lumbricoides) parasitic in the human intestine

Origin of ASCARID

ultimately from Late Latin ascarid-, ascaris intestinal worm, from Greek askarid-, askaris, probably by back-formation from askarizein to jump, throb, alteration of skarizein, from skairein to gambol
First Known Use: 14th century


noun \ˈas-kə-rəd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ASCARID

: a nematode worm of the family Ascaridae
ascarid adjective


Next Word in the Dictionary: Ascaridata
Previous Word in the Dictionary: ascariasis
All Words Near: ascarid

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up ascarid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).