Ancylostoma

noun

An·​cy·​los·​to·​ma ˌaŋ-ki-ˈläs-tə-mə How to pronounce Ancylostoma (audio) ˌan(t)-sə- How to pronounce Ancylostoma (audio)
: the type genus of the family Ancylostomatidae comprising hookworms that have buccal teeth resembling hooks and are intestinal parasites of mammals including humans compare necator

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“Ancylostoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Ancylostoma. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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