an·​i·​sa·​kis ˌa-nə-ˈsā-kəs How to pronounce anisakis (audio)
capitalized : a genus of nematode worms (family Anisakidae) that are parasitic in fish and mammals and that include one (Anisakis simplex) which causes anisakiasis
plural anisakis : a nematode of the genus Anisakis
Raw and undercooked fish can contain larvae of a roundworm, called anisakis.The Contra Costa Times (California)
anisakid noun
The anisakids are likely to be about the size of a straight pin, but somewhat coiled. Harvard Medical School Health Letter
The most common culprits they see in marine fish are anisakid roundworm larvae. Claire Panosian Dunavan, Discover

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“Anisakis.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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