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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 of ankylostomiasis
1885-1890
1885-90; < New Latin, equivalent to Ancylostom(a) a genus of hookworm (see ancylo-, stoma) + -iasis -iasis
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  • In a third case of ankylostomiasis Zappert found no increase of eosinophil cells in the blood, nor the crystals in the fæces.

    Histology of the Blood Paul Ehrlich
  • The hookworm disease, ankylostomiasis, has steadily decreased.

British Dictionary definitions for ankylostomiasis

ankylostomiasis

/ˌæŋkɪˌlɒstəˈmaɪəsɪs/
noun
1.
a variant of ancylostomiasis
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