uncinariasis

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noun un·ci·na·ri·a·sis \ˌən-ˌsi-nə-ˈrī-ə-səs\

Definition of uncinariasis

  1. :  hookworm 2

Origin and Etymology of uncinariasis

New Latin, from Uncinaria, genus that includes hookworms, from Latin uncinus hook


First Known Use: 1902


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uncinariasis

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noun un·ci·na·ri·a·sis \ˌən-ˌsin-ə-ˈrī-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of uncinariasis

plural

uncinariases

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