roundworm

noun

round·​worm ˈrau̇nd-ˌwərm How to pronounce roundworm (audio)
: nematode
also : a related round-bodied unsegmented worm (such as a spiny-headed worm) as distinguished from a flatworm

Examples of roundworm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And in July, a group of roundworms, dating back 46,000 years, were discovered in Siberia, north of the Arctic Circle, according to previous reporting from McClatchy News. Brendan Rascius, Miami Herald, 28 June 2024 Follow these tips to avoid food illnesses Six at family gathering infected with roundworms Symptoms of trichinellosis can include stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting, the CDC says. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 25 May 2024 Six people became infected with parasitic roundworms after eating undercooked bear meat at a family reunion in South Dakota two years ago, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 May 2024 When a host fly bites a deer, roundworm larvae travel from the mouthparts of the fly into a deer’s bloodstream. Katie Hill, Outdoor Life, 29 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for roundworm 

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Word History

First Known Use

1558, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roundworm was in 1558

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“Roundworm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roundworm. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

roundworm

noun
round·​worm ˈrau̇n-ˌdwərm How to pronounce roundworm (audio)
: a nematode worm (as a hookworm)
also : a related round-bodied worm without segments as compared to a flatworm

Medical Definition

roundworm

noun
round·​worm ˈrau̇n-ˌdwərm How to pronounce roundworm (audio)
: nematode
also : a related round-bodied unsegmented worm (as an acanthocephalan) as distinguished from a flatworm

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