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(ˈæs kə rɪs)

n., pl. as•car•i•des (æˈskær ɪˌdiz)
any intestinal parasitic roundworm of the genus Ascaris, esp. the species causing colic and diarrhea in humans.
[1375–1425; late Middle English ascarides (pl.) < Medieval Latin < Greek ascarís intestinal worm]
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Noun1.ascaris - type genus of the family Ascaridae: roundworms with a three-lipped mouthAscaris - type genus of the family Ascaridae: roundworms with a three-lipped mouth
worm genus - a genus of worms
Ascaridae, family Ascaridae - large roundworms parasitic in intestines of vertebrates
Ascaris lumbricoides, common roundworm - intestinal parasite of humans and pigs


n. Ascaris, género de parásitos que se aloja en el intestino de animales vertebrados.
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The prevalence of intestinal parasitic infection during the period of study was as follows; Ascaris lumbricoides (n= 205, 1.
Among positive cases Ascaris lumbricoides was the commonest (38.
Scientists from Dublin's Trinity College, Dublin and Maynooth University, Co Kildare, working with colleagues at Queen Mary University of London have unearthed a potential way to prevent Ascaris roundworm infection.
Among the non-opportunistic pathogens Ascaris lumbricoides, Ancylostoma duodenale, Taenia seemed to contribute significantly.
Studies have also indicated that pigs are the main source of human Ascaris infections in areas considered to have no or low Ascaris prevalence (7-9).
Se procura el control especifico y principalmente de Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, Necator americanus y Ancylostoma duodenale.
A roundworm specific to humans, Ascaris lumbricoides, is rarely seen in developed countries.
A: The most common parasitic worms that infest Filipinos are roundworms, notably ascaris, whipworm, hookworm and pinworm.
Ascaris lumbricoides is a parasitic nematode worm that primarily infects children in impoverished conditions throughout the tropics.
Ascariasis, a parasitic roundworm infection caused by Ascaris species, is the most common human intestinal worm infection globally.
En la Encuesta Nacional de Morbilidad del ano 1980, se hallaron las siguientes tasas de prevalencia de geohelmintos: Ascaris lumbricoides 33,6%, Trichuris trichiura 37,5% y uncinarias 21,2%; las tasas fueron mas altas en ninos entre 5 y 14 anos, asi: A.
Gastrointestinal (GI) tract infestation with Ascaris lumbricoides is a worldwide phenomenon with up to 25% of the world's population, mostly in the third world countries, infested with the worm [1].