an illness brought on by hookworm infestation and marked by progressive anemia. Also called hookworm infection, tunnel condition.
Infection by the hookworm Ancylostoma.
A disease characterized chiefly by a profound anemia, sometimes of dirt-eating as cause or impact, as a result of existence of one of several types of blood-sucking abdominal parasites of this genus Ancylostoma. Also referred to as dochmiasis, uncinariasis, tunnel-disease, brickmakers' or miners' anemia, and Egyptian chlorosis.