anisakis

noun
an·​i·​sa·​kis | \ ˌa-nə-ˈsā-kəs How to pronounce anisakis (audio) \

Medical Definition of anisakis

1 capitalized : a genus of nematode worms (family Anisakidae) that are parasitic in fish and mammals and that include one (Anisakis simplex) which causes anisakiasis
2 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), 22 Oct. 2007

Other Words from anisakis

anisakid \ ˌa-​nə-​ˈsā-​kəd How to pronounce anisakis (audio) \ noun
The anisakids are likely to be about the size of a straight pin, but somewhat coiled. Harvard Medical School Health Letter, March 1989 The most common culprits they see in marine fish are anisakid roundworm larvae. — Claire Panosian Dunavan, Discover, March 2009

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“Anisakis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/anisakis. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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