Definition of Ascaris

1. Noun. Type genus of the family Ascaridae: roundworms with a three-lipped mouth.

Exact synonyms: Genus Ascaris
Generic synonyms: Worm Genus
Group relationships: Ascaridae, Family Ascaridae
Member holonyms: Ascaris Lumbricoides, Common Roundworm



Definition of Ascaris

1. ascarid [n -RIDES] - See also: ascarid

Medical Definition of Ascaris

1. A genus of nematode worms, including the species of roundworm that can infect the intestines of humans and swine. Members of this genus resemble earthworms and have three-lipped mouths. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ascaris

ascariases
ascariasis
ascariasis infection
ascaricide
ascaricides
ascarid
ascarides
ascaridia
ascaridiasis
ascaridida
ascaridida infections
ascaridoidea
ascaridole
ascaridoles
ascarids
ascaris (current term)
ascaris suum
ascaron
ascaroside
ascarosides
ascarylose
ascaunt
ascend
ascendable
ascendance
ascendances
ascendancies
ascendancy
ascendant
ascendantly

Literary usage of Ascaris

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Manual of clinical diagnosis by means of microscopic and chemical methods by Charles Edmund Simon (1907)
"ascaris lumbricoides is found in all countries, and also infests the pig and the ox. Its presence may occasion severe nervous symptoms.1 ascaris mystax, ..."

2. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1914)
"THE MATURATION DIVISIONS IN ascaris INCURVA. HB GOODRICH. ... ascaris incurva is a parasite found in the stomach of the sword- fish, Xiphias gladius L. The ..."

3. Handbook of Geographical and Historical Pathology by August Hirsch (1885)
"Thus Finsen says that in Iceland oxyuris is enormously frequent, contrasting with the very rare occurrence of ascaris ; while, contrariwise, ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"Intestinal Perforation by ascaris Lumbricoides. ... A similar observation of an ascaris in the tissues of the ..."

5. A Laboratory Manual for Elementary Zoölogy by Libbie Henrietta Hyman (1919)
"A. MITOSIS IN THE EGGS OF ascaris ascaris ... Examine the slide "ascaris—mitosis" with the low power. Identify in each long slice upon the slide the thin ..."

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