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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
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ascaris

n. Ascaris, género de parásitos que se aloja en el intestino de animales vertebrados.
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The common parasites that come upon in most of the preceding systematic investigations include Ascaris lumbricoides, hookworms (Necator americanus), Trichuris trichiura, Strongy-loides stercoralis, Entamoeba histolytica, and Giardia intestinalis [13, 14].
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.
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].
In our case, an adult male presented with abdominal pain diagnosed as acute pancreatitis, however the cause was unclear until the patient pulled out his nasogastric tube with a large ascaris worm adhering to it.
The mode of infection by Ascaris usually implies one of the following:
Diolch byth ein bod yn byw mewn oes a gwlad ble nad ydi llyngyren gron (Ascaris lumbricoides) yn fawr o broblem i ni bellach.
The parasites found were: Ascaris lumbricoides (15.7%), hookworm (11.9%), Strongyloides stercoralis (9.7%), Trichuris trichiura (4.7%), Enterobius vermicularis (2.1%), Taenia solium (0.8%), Schistosoma mansoni (0.6%), Entamoeba coli (9.7%), Iodamoeba butschlii (5%), Endolimax nana (2.1%), Giardia lamblia (1.8%) and Entamoeba histolytica (1.1%).
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.