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hook·worm

 (ho͝ok′wûrm′)
n.
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.
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hookworm

(ˈhʊkˌwɜːm)
n
(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
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hook•worm

(ˈhʊkˌwɜrm)

n.
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.
[1900–05]
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hook·worm

(ho͝ok′wûrm′)
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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hookworm - parasitic bloodsucking roundworms having hooked mouth parts to fasten to the intestinal wall of human and other hostshookworm - 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
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Translations

hookworm

[ˈhʊkwɜːm] Nanquilostoma m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

hook·worm

n. uncinaria, lombriz de gancho, nematodo del intestino;
___ diseaseenfermedad de la ___.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

hookworm

n uncinaria, anquilostoma m; [Note: anquilostoma is in common usage despite the fact that the hookworm prevalent in Latin America is Necator americanus, not Ancylostoma duodenale.]
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Necator americanus (hookworm) and other helminth infections such as Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, Ancylostoma duodenale, schistosomiasis, and filariasis may offer novel therapies to modulate specific inflammatory pathways found in allergic and autoimmune disease.
WORCESTER -- A group that includes local researchers has sequenced the genome of a hookworm that infects both humans and animals, an advance that could add to efforts to develop vaccines and treatments to defeat the parasite.
There are actually three species of this nasty parasite commonly infecting dogs in North America: Ancylostoma caninum (canine hookworm), Ancylostoma braziliense (canine and feline hookworm), and Uncinaria stenocephala (Northern canine hookworm).
According to the official, there are three common causes of intestinal parasitism in the country: ascariasis or roundworm infection, trichuriasis or whipworm infection and hookworm infection.
This is followed by an examination of the International Health Division of the Rockefeller Foundation's philanthropic role in combating hookworm and tuberculosis, while also providing public health education.
Sicknesses covered include soil-transmitted helminth infections (such as hookworm infection), schistosomiasis (snail fever), tropical diseases that blind (such as river blindness and trachoma), mycobacterial infections, kinetoplastic infections (such as sleeping sickness and chagas disease), dengue, rabies, and much more.
The Tsimane are continually exposed to soil-dwelling parasitic worms called helminths, such as hookworm and roundworm.
INTRODUCTION: The soil-transmitted helminthic (STH) infections are caused by helminths like Ascaris lumbricoides, Ancylostoma duodenale & Necator americanus (hookworm), Trichuris trichiura and Strongyloides stercoralis.
Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura, and hookworm species, collectively referred to as soil-transmitted helminths (STHs), are the most common intestinal parasites known to mankind [5].
One possible hypothesis is to assess the link between hookworm infections and malaria with these distant variables.