any of a genus (Ascaris) of parasitic roundworms
Origin of ascarid; from Modern Latin ; from Classical Greek askaris (gen. askaridos), intestinal worm; akin to askairein, to jump, dance: for Indo-European base see scream
Any of various nematode worms of the order Ascaridida, especially those in the superfamily Ascaridoidea, including the common intestinal parasite Ascaris lumbricoides.
Origin of ascaridSing. of ascarides, intestinal worms, from Middle English, from Medieval Latin ascarid&emacron;s, pl. of ascaris, from Greek askaris.