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anchylostomiasis

/ˌæŋkɪˌlɒstəˈmaɪəsɪs/
noun
1.
a variant of ancylostomiasis

ancylostomiasis

/ˌænsɪˌlɒstəˈmaɪəsɪs/
noun
1.
infestation of the human intestine with blood-sucking hookworms, causing progressive anaemia Also called hookworm disease
Word Origin
from New Latin, from Ancylostoma genus of hookworms, from Greek ankulos hooked, crooked + stoma mouth
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