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roundworm

[round-wurm] /ˈraʊndˌwɜrm/
noun
1.
any nematode, especially Ascaris lumbricoides, that infests the intestine of humans and other mammals.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; round1 + worm
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Examples for roundworm
  • Tens of thousands of roundworm species are known, and the true number could be in the millions.
  • Common nematode parasites include roundworm and ringworm.
  • Ascariasis is caused by consuming food or drink contaminated with roundworm eggs.
  • Studying the nervous system of the roundworm is a promising approach for understanding the human brain.
British Dictionary definitions for roundworm

roundworm

/ˈraʊndˌwɜːm/
noun
1.
any nematode worm, esp Ascaris lumbricoides, a common intestinal parasite of man and pigs
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roundworm in Medicine

roundworm round·worm (round'wûrm')
n.
See nematode.

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