ascarid

ascarid

[as-kuh-rid]
noun
1.
any nematode of the family Ascaridae; roundworm.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin Ascaridae. See ascaris, -idae

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ascarid (ˈæskərɪd)
 
n
any parasitic nematode worm of the family Ascaridae, such as the common roundworm of man and pigs
 
[C14: from New Latin ascaridae, from Greek askarides, plural of askaris]

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ascarid as·ca·rid (ās'kə-rĭd)
n.
A worm of the family Ascarididae.


as'ca·rid adj.
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