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Ancylostoma

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noun An·cy·los·to·ma \ˌaŋ-ki-ˈläs-tə-mə, ˌan(t)-sə-\

Medical Definition of Ancylostoma

  1. :  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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