ascaris

noun
as·​ca·​ris | \ˈas-kə-rəs \
plural ascarides\a-​ˈska-​rə-​ˌdēz \

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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ascaris

noun
as·​ca·​ris | \ˈas-kə-rəs \

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 \ : ascarid

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