ascariasis

noun
as·​ca·​ri·​a·​sis | \ ˌa-skə-ˈrī-ə-səs How to pronounce ascariasis (audio) \
plural ascariases\ ˌa-​skə-​ˈrī-​ə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce ascariases (audio) \

Definition of ascariasis

: infestation with or disease caused by ascarids

First Known Use of ascariasis

circa 1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ascariasis

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“Ascariasis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ascariasis. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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ascariasis

noun
as·​ca·​ri·​a·​sis | \ ˌas-kə-ˈrī-ə-səs How to pronounce ascariasis (audio) \
plural ascariases\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce ascariases (audio) \

Medical Definition of ascariasis

: infestation with or disease caused by ascarids

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