Ascaridae

noun plural
As·​car·​i·​dae | \ ə-ˈskar-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Ascaridae (audio) \

Medical Definition of Ascaridae

: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Ascaridae. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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