ascaris

noun as·ca·ris \ ˈas-kə-rəs \

Definition of ascaris

plural ascarides play \a-ˈska-rə-ˌdēz\

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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 play \ə-ˈskar-ə-ˌdēz\ : ascarid

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