ancylostomiasis [an′sə läs′tə mī′ə sis, -lō′stə-; aŋ′kə-]
ancylostomiasis definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. ancylostomiases
Origin: Modern Latin ; from Ancylostoma, genus of hookworms ; from Classical Greek ankylos, crooked (see ankle) plush stoma, the mouth plush -iasis
ancylostomiasis definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A disease caused by hookworm infestation and marked by progressive anemia. Also called hookworm disease, tunnel disease.
Origin: New Latin Ancylostoma, hookworm genus (Greek ankulos, curved + Greek stoma, mouth) + -iasis.
ancylostomiasis - Medical Definition
A disease caused by infestation with the hookworm Ancylostoma duodenale, characterized by gastrointestinal pain, diarrhea, and progressive anemia. Also called tunnel disease, uncinariasis.