ascaris

noun
as·​ca·​ris | \ ˈa-skə-rəs How to pronounce ascaris (audio) \
plural ascarides\ a-​ˈska-​rə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce ascarides (audio) \

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Ascaris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ascaris. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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ascaris

noun
as·​ca·​ris | \ ˈas-kə-rəs How to pronounce ascaris (audio) \

Medical Definition of ascaris

1 capitalized : a genus of Ascaridae comprising nematode worms having a 3-lipped mouth, resembling earthworms in size and superficial appearance, and including one (A. lumbricoides) parasitic in the human intestine
2 plural ascarides\ ə-​ˈskar-​ə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce ascarides (audio) \ : ascarid

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