ancylostomiasis

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

Definition of ancylostomiasis

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ancylostomiases

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  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1880


Medical Dictionary

ancylostomiasis

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

ankylostomiasis

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anchylostomiasis

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Medical Definition of ancylostomiasis

plural

ancylostomiases

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  1. :  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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