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necatoriasis in Medicine

necatoriasis ne·ca·to·ri·a·sis (nĭ-kā'tə-rī'ə-sĭs)
n.
Infestation with the hookworm Necator americanus, whose adults attach to villi in the small intestine and suck blood, causing anemia.

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