hookworm(redirected from Wurmkrankheit)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Any of numerous small parasitic nematode worms of the family Ancylostomatidae having hooklike mouthparts with which they fasten to the intestinal walls and suck the blood of humans and other animals.
(Animals) any parasitic blood-sucking nematode worm of the family Ancylostomatidae, esp Ancylostoma duodenale or Necator americanus, both of which cause disease. They have hooked mouthparts and enter their hosts by boring through the skin
1. any intestinal bloodsucking nematode worm with hooks around the mouth, belonging to the superfamily Ancylostomatoidea and parasitic in humans and other animals.
2. a disease caused by hookworms, causing abdominal pain and, if untreated, severe anemia.
Any of numerous parasitic worms that have a hooked mouthpart by which they fasten themselves to the inside wall of the intestines of various animals, including humans.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||hookworm - parasitic bloodsucking roundworms having hooked mouth parts to fasten to the intestinal wall of human and other hosts|
nematode, nematode worm, roundworm - unsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both ends; mostly free-living but some are parasitic
|2.||hookworm - infestation of the intestines by hookworms which enter the body (usually) through the skin|
helminthiasis - infestation of the body with parasitic worms
hookworm[ˈhʊkwɜːm] N → anquilostoma m
n. uncinaria, lombriz de gancho, nematodo del intestino;
___ disease → enfermedad de la ___.