ascaris definition

  • noun:
    • the nature genus regarding the family Ascaridae: roundworms with a three-lipped mouth.
    • A genus of round-worms, typical associated with family Ascaridæ, infesting the tiny intestines.
    • [lowercase; pl. ascarides (as-kar′ i-dēz).] A thread-worm or pinworm for the rectum, formerly put into this genus, now referred to another genus, Oxyuris (which see).
    • kind genus associated with the family members Ascaridae: roundworms with a three-lipped mouth

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