haemonchosis

noun

hae·​mon·​cho·​sis ˌhē-ˌmäŋ-ˈkō-səs How to pronounce haemonchosis (audio)
plural haemonchoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce haemonchosis (audio)
: infestation with or disease that is caused by nematode worms of the genus Haemonchus and especially by the barber's pole worm and that is typically characterized by anemia, digestive disturbances, and emaciation resulting from the bloodsucking habits of the worms

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“Haemonchosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/haemonchosis. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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