ancylostomiasis /ˌaŋkɪlə(ʊ)stə(ʊ)ˈmʌɪəsɪs, ˌansɪlə(ʊ)stə(ʊ)ˈmʌɪəsɪs / ankylostomiasis


I. noun [ mass noun]

[Medicine] hookworm infection of the small intestine, often leading to anaemia.

●The worm is typically Ancylostoma duodenale, class Phasmida.
– origin late 19th cent.: from modern Latin Ancylostoma (from Greek ankulos ‘crooked’ + stoma ‘mouth’) + -iasis.

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