Medical Dictionary

Ascaridae

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noun plural As·car·i·dae \ə-ˈskar-ə-ˌdē\

Medical Definition of Ascaridae

  1. :  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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