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ankylostomiasis

[ang-kuh-loh-stuh-mahy-uh-sis, -los-tuh-] /ˌæŋ kə loʊ stəˈmaɪ ə sɪs, -lɒs tə-/
noun, Pathology
1.
hookworm (def 2).
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < New Latin, equivalent to Ancylostom(a) a genus of hookworm (see ancylo-, stoma) + -iasis -iasis
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British Dictionary definitions for ankylostomiasis

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

ankylostomiasis

/ˌæŋkɪˌlɒstəˈmaɪəsɪs/
noun
1.
a variant of ancylostomiasis
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