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as•ca•ris

(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
Translations

ascaris

n. Ascaris, género de parásitos que se aloja en el intestino de animales vertebrados.
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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).
Ascaris and hookworm eggs become infective as they mature in soil.
A roundworm specific to humans, Ascaris lumbricoides, is rarely seen in developed countries.
To date, four cecropins, namely cecropin P1-P4, had been reported in Ascaris suum which is a parasite found in gut of pig (Pillai et al.
Ascaris lumbricoides is a parasitic nematode worm that primarily infects children in impoverished conditions throughout the tropics.
The samples revealed 118 'lemon-shaped' Trichuris trichiura eggs -- a type of roundworm commonly called the whipworm -- as well as 1,179 Ascaris lumbricoides, or giant roundworm, eggs.
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].
London, Oct 29 (ANI): An international team of researchers has sequenced the draft genome of Ascaris suum, a parasitic roundworm of pig, paving the way for the development of new and urgently needed interventions (drugs, vaccines and diagnostic tests) against ascariasis and other nematodiases.
1637) evaluated the impact of a sanitation program implemented throughout the city of Salvador in Bahia State, Brazil, on infection with Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichuria, and Giardia duodenalis in two cross-sectional studies of children aged 1-4 years.
Various genera of Protozoa (including Entamoeba, Endolimax, Iodamoeba, Balantidium, Giardia and Blastocystis), nematodes (such as Strongyloides, Trichuris, Ascaris, Enterobius, Trichostrongylus and hookworms) and one trematode (a dicrocoeliid) were identified.
Ascaris, Strongyloides and hookworm on the other hand have a larval stage that, after penetration of skin or mucous membranes, travels through the bloodstream to the lungs and migrates up the tracheobronchial tree, where they are swallowed and take up residence as adult worms in the gastrointestinal tract.