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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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Cats can get roundworms and tapeworms if they hunt, kill and eat small mammals.
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A single dose of de-worming medication is usually not adequate to eliminate roundworms because most dewormers act on the adult worms in the intestines and do not catch the migrating larvae.
A Roundworms can be harmful to humans and particularly children, as well as pets.
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The data suggest that roundworms and other parasites that spread through contact with feces maintained their numbers despite sanitation efforts--perhaps because Romans used human feces to fertilize crops and rarely changed the water at some public bathhouses.
In 2007, they discovered that the drug increases the lifespan of roundworms by 30-40 per cent.
Japanese researchers decided to investigate roundworms' cancer detecting abilities after they encountered a man with roundworm larvae in his digestive system which he picked up by eating infected raw fish.
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Although the roundworms themselves can survive only inside an animal host, their eggs are extremely tough and can remain viable for years in soil, sand or even water.
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