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round·worm

 (round′wûrm′)
n.

roundworm

(ˈraʊndˌwɜːm)
n
(Animals) any nematode worm, esp Ascaris lumbricoides, a common intestinal parasite of man and pigs

round•worm

(ˈraʊndˌwɜrm)

n.
any nematode, esp. Ascaris lumbricoides, that infests the intestine of mammals.
[1555–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.roundworm - infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patchesroundworm - infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
dhobi itch - fungal infection attacking moist parts of the body
kerion - ringworm infection of the hair follicles of the scalp and beard that usually results in a swelling that is covered with pustules and oozes fluid
athlete's foot, tinea pedis - fungal infection of the feet
barber's itch, tinea barbae - fungal infection of the face and neck
tinea capitis - fungal infection of the scalp characterized by bald patches
tinea corporis - fungal infection of nonhairy parts of the skin
eczema marginatum, jock itch, tinea cruris - fungal infection of the groin (most common in men)
tinea unguium - fungal infection of the nails (especially toenails)
fungal infection, mycosis - an inflammatory condition caused by a fungus
2.roundworm - unsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both endsroundworm - unsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both ends; mostly free-living but some are parasitic
worm - any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae
Aschelminthes, Nematoda, phylum Aschelminthes, phylum Nematoda - unsegmented worms: roundworms; threadworms; eelworms
Ascaris lumbricoides, common roundworm - intestinal parasite of humans and pigs
Ascaridia galli, chicken roundworm - intestinal parasite of domestic fowl
Enterobius vermicularis, pinworm, threadworm - small threadlike worm infesting human intestines and rectum especially in children
eelworm - any of various small free-living plant-parasitic roundworms
Tylenchus tritici, wheat eel, wheat eelworm, wheatworm - small roundworm parasitic on wheat
trichina, Trichinella spiralis - parasitic nematode occurring in the intestines of pigs and rats and human beings and producing larvae that form cysts in skeletal muscles
hookworm - parasitic bloodsucking roundworms having hooked mouth parts to fasten to the intestinal wall of human and other hosts
filaria - slender threadlike roundworms living in the blood and tissues of vertebrates; transmitted as larvae by biting insects
Dracunculus medinensis, Guinea worm - parasitic roundworm of India and Africa that lives in the abdomen or beneath the skin of humans and other vertebrates
Translations
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roundworm

[ˈraʊndwɜːm] Nlombriz f intestinal

roundworm

[ˈraʊndwɜːrm] nver m rond

roundworm

n nemátodo, nematodo (RAE), filo de gusanos que incluye algunos que pueden infestar a los seres humanos
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