ascarid

noun
as·​ca·​rid | \ ˈa-skə-rəd How to pronounce ascarid (audio) \

Definition of ascarid

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

First Known Use of ascarid

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Ascarid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ascarid. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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ascarid

noun
as·​ca·​rid | \ ˈas-kə-rəd How to pronounce ascarid (audio) \

Medical Definition of ascarid

: a nematode worm of the family Ascaridae

Other Words from ascarid

ascarid adjective

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