American hookworm


Definition of American hookworm

: a hookworm (Necator americanus) that infests humans and that was discovered in North America but is probably native to Africa

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First Known Use of American hookworm

1902, in the meaning defined above

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“American hookworm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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