ancylostomiasis

noun an·cy·lo·sto·mi·a·sis \ ˌaŋ-ki-ˌlō-stə-ˈmī-ə-səs , ˌan(t)-sə- \
variants: or less commonly \ˌaŋ-ki-\

Definition of ancylostomiasis

plural ancylostomiases play \-ˌsēz\
: hookworm 2

Origin and Etymology of ancylostomiasis

New Latin, from Ancylostoma, genus of hookworms, from Greek ankylos hooked (akin to Old English anga hook) + stoma mouth — more at angle, stomach


Medical Dictionary

ancylostomiasis

noun an·cy·lo·sto·mi·a·sis \ ˌaŋ-ki-lō-stə-ˈmī-ə-səs , ˌan(t)-sə- \
variants: or ankylostomiasis \-ki-lō-\ also anchylostomiasis \-ki-lō-\

medical Definition of ancylostomiasis

plural ancylostomiases play \-ˌsēz\
: infestation with or disease caused by hookworms; especially : a lethargic anemic state due to blood loss through the feeding of hookworms in the small intestine called also hookworm disease

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