Uncinaria

noun

Un·​ci·​nar·​ia ˌən(t)-sə-ˈnar-ē-ə How to pronounce Uncinaria (audio)
: a genus of hookworms of the family Ancylostomatidae that are parasites of carnivorous mammals and includes one (U. stenocephala) infecting dogs, foxes, cats, and rarely humans

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“Uncinaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Uncinaria. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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