ascarid

noun as·ca·rid \ ˈas-kə-rəd \

Definition of ascarid

:any of a family (Ascaridae) of nematode worms that includes the common roundworm (Ascaris lumbricoides) parasitic in the human intestine

Origin and Etymology of ascarid

ultimately from Late Latin ascarid-, ascaris intestinal worm, from Greek askarid-, askaris, probably by back-formation from askarizein to jump, throb, alteration of skarizein, from skairein to gambol


Medical Dictionary

ascarid

noun as·ca·rid \ ˈas-kə-rəd \

medical Definition of ascarid

:a nematode worm of the family Ascaridae

ascarid

adjective

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