noun plural

As·​car·​i·​dae ə-ˈskar-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Ascaridae (audio)
: a family of large nematode worms (superfamily Ascaridoidea) that are usually parasitic in the intestines of vertebrates, have three well-developed lips and a simple cylindrical esophagus, and include the common roundworm (Ascaris lumbricoides) parasitic in the human intestine see ascaridia, ascaris

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“Ascaridae.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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