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as·ca·rid

 (ăs′kə-rĭd)
n.
Any of various nematode worms of the order Ascaridida, especially those in the superfamily Ascaridoidea, including the common intestinal parasite Ascaris lumbricoides.

[ Sing. of ascarides, intestinal worms, from Middle English, from Medieval Latin ascaridēs, pl. of ascaris, from Greek askaris.]

ascarid

(ˈæskərɪd) or

ascaris

n
(Zoology) any parasitic nematode worm of the family Ascaridae, such as the common roundworm of man and pigs
[C14: from New Latin ascaridae, from Greek askarides, plural of askaris]

as•ca•rid

(ˈæs kə rɪd)

n.
any parasitic roundworm of the family Ascaridae.
[< New Latin Ascaridae. See ascaris, -id2]
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Kittens with an ascarid infection I often appear "potbellied," in spite of the fact that they can lose lean muscle mass.
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