ancylostome

noun
an·​cyl·​o·​stome | \ aŋ-ˈkil-ə-ˌstōm How to pronounce ancylostome (audio) , an-ˈsil- How to pronounce ancylostome (audio) \
variants: or ankylostome \ -​ˈkil-​ How to pronounce ankylostome (audio) \

Medical Definition of ancylostome

: any of the genus Ancylostoma of hookworms

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