ancylostomiasis definition

  • noun:
    • 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.

Related Sources

  • Definition for "ancylostomiasis"
    • an illness brought on by hookworm infestation and…
    • View More
  • Sentence for "ancylostomiasis"
    • Symptoms of ancylostomiasis vary by host,…
    • View More
53 votes

How would you define ancylostomiasis?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!