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hookworm

noun hook·worm \ˈhk-ˌwərm\

Definition of HOOKWORM

1
:  any of several parasitic nematode worms (family Ancylostomatidae) that have strong buccal hooks or plates for attaching to the host's intestinal lining and that include serious bloodsucking pests
2
:  infestation with or disease caused by hookworms; especially :  a lethargic anemic state in humans due to blood loss from hookworms feeding in the small intestine
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First Known Use of HOOKWORM

1902
HOOKWORMS Defined for Kids

hookworm

noun hook·worm \ˈhk-ˌwərm\

Definition of HOOKWORM for Kids

:  a small worm that lives in the intestines and makes people sick by sucking their blood
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hookworm

noun hook·worm \ˈhk-ˌwərm\

Medical Definition of HOOKWORM

1
:  any of several parasitic nematode worms of the family Ancylostomatidae that have strong buccal hooks or plates for attaching to the host's intestinal lining and that include serious bloodsucking pests

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