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- \
plural ancylostomiases\-ˌsēz \

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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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- \
plural ancylostomiases\-ˌsēz \

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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