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ascaris

[as-kuh-ris] /ˈæs kə rɪs/
noun, plural ascarides
[a-skar-i-deez] /æˈskær ɪˌdiz/ (Show IPA)
1.
any parasitic roundworm of the genus Ascaris, found in the human small intestine and causing colic and diarrhea.
Also, ascarid.
Origin
late Middle English
< New Latin (Linnaeus), the genus < Greek ascarís intestinal worm; compare earlier, late Middle English ascarides (plural) < Medieval Latin < Greek
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ascaris in Medicine

Ascaris As·ca·ris (ās'kə-rĭs)
n.
A genus of large roundworms parasitic in the small intestine of humans and other vertebrates.

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