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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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July 06, 2015
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