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ascariasis

[as-kuh-rahy-uh-sis] /ˌæs kəˈraɪ ə sɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
infestation with ascarids, especially Ascaris lumbricoides.
Origin of ascariasis
1885-1890
1885-90; < New Latin; see ascarid, -iasis
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  • ascariasis is caused by consuming food or drink contaminated with roundworm eggs.
British Dictionary definitions for ascariasis

ascariasis

/ˌæskəˈraɪəsɪs/
noun
1.
infestation of the intestines with the roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides, causing abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, weight loss, etc
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ascariasis in Medicine

ascariasis as·ca·ri·a·sis (ās'kə-rī'ə-sĭs)
n.
A disease caused by infestation with worms of the genus Ascaris.

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