Medical Dictionary


noun an·i·sa·ki·a·sis \ˌan-ə-sə-ˈkī-ə-sis\

Medical Definition of anisakiasis

  1. :  intestinal infection caused by the larvae of a nematode (family Anisakidae and especially Anisakis simplex and Pseudoterranova decipiens) and usually contracted by eating raw or undercooked fish Eating fish that is raw, undercooked, or lightly pickled can result in anisakiasis, an infection that is most common in Japan … but becoming more frequent in the United States …—The Alameda (California) Times-Star, 30 Sept. 2002 The symptoms of anisakiasis include severe abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up anisakiasis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!