Definition of American hookworm
: a hookworm (Necator americanus) that infests humans and that was discovered in North America but is probably native to Africa
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
First Known Use of american hookworm
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up American hookworm? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).