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hookworm

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noun hook·worm \ˈhu̇k-ˌwərm\

Medical Definition of hookworm

  1. 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

  2. 2:  ancylostomiasis



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