ancylostomiasis

noun
an·​cy·​lo·​sto·​mi·​a·​sis | \ ˌaŋ-ki-ˌlō-stə-ˈmī-ə-səs How to pronounce ancylostomiasis (audio) , ˌan(t)-sə-\
variants: or less commonly \ ˌaŋ-​ki-​ \
plural ancylostomiases\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce ancylostomiases (audio) \

Definition of ancylostomiasis

First Known Use of ancylostomiasis

1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ancylostomiasis

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

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The first known use of ancylostomiasis was in 1880

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ancylostomiasis

noun
an·​cy·​lo·​sto·​mi·​a·​sis | \ ˌaŋ-ki-lō-stə-ˈmī-ə-səs How to pronounce ancylostomiasis (audio) , ˌan(t)-sə- How to pronounce ancylostomiasis (audio) \
variants: or ankylostomiasis \ -​ki-​lō-​ \ also anchylostomiasis \ -​ki-​lō-​ \
plural ancylostomiases\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce ancylostomiases (audio) \

Medical Definition of ancylostomiasis

: 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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