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-​ˌlō-​stə-​ˈmī-​ə-​səs How to pronounce ankylostomiasis (audio) \
plural ancylostomiases\ ˌaŋ-​ki-​ˌlō-​stə-​ˈmī-​ə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce ancylostomiases (audio) , ˌan(t)-​sə-​ \

Definition of ancylostomiasis

First Known Use of ancylostomiasis

1880, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ancylostomiasis

New Latin Ancylostoma, a hookworm genus (earlier Agchylostoma, from Greek ankýlos "bent, crooked, curved" + -o- -o- + stóma "mouth") + -iasis — more at angle entry 3,stomach entry 1

Note: The genus name Ancylostoma was introduced by the Italian physician Angelo Dubini (1813-1902) in "Nuovo verme intestinale umano (Agchylostoma duodenale), costituente un sesto genere dei Nematoidei proprii dell'uomo," Annali universali de medicina (Milano), vol. 106 (aprile, maggio e giugno 1843), pp. 5-13.

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“Ancylostomiasis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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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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