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Ancylostoma

 [an″sĭ-los´to-mah]
a genus of parasitic hookworms.
Ancylostoma america´num Necator americanus.
Ancylostoma brazilien´se a species parasitic in dogs and cats in tropical and subtropical regions; its larvae may cause a creeping eruption in humans.
Ancylostoma cani´num the common hookworm of dogs and cats.
Ancylostoma duodena´le a common hookworm parasitic in the human small intestine.

Ancylostoma

(an'si-los'tō-mă, an-ki-),
A genus of Nematoda, the Old World hookworm, the members of which are parasitic in the duodenum. They attach themselves to villi in the mucous membrane, suck blood, and may cause anemia, especially in cases of malnutrition. The eggs are passed with the feces, and the larvae develop in moist soil to become infectious third-stage (filariform) larvae that enter the human body through the skin and possibly in drinking water; they migrate by the bloodstream to lung alveoli, are carried to bronchi and trachea, swallowed, and passed to the intestine, where they mature.
See also: ancylostomiasis, Necator.
Synonym(s): Ankylostoma (1)
[G. ankylos, curved, hooked, + stoma, mouth]

Ancylostoma

/An·cy·los·to·ma/ (an″sĭ-los´tah-mah) a genus of hookworms (family Ancylostomidae).
Ancylostoma america´num  Necator americanus.
Ancylostoma brazilien´se  a species parasitizing dogs and cats in tropical areas; its larvae may cause creeping eruption in humans.
Ancylostoma cani´num  the common hookworm of dogs and cats; its larvae may cause creeping eruption in humans.
Ancylostoma ceylo´nicum  A. braziliense.
Ancylostoma duodena´le  the common European or Old World hookworm, parasitic in the small intestine, causing hookworm disease.

Ancylostoma

[ang′kilos′təmə]
Etymology: Gk, angkylos, crooked, stoma, mouth
a genus of nematode that is an intestinal parasite and causes hookworm disease. See also Necator americanus.

An·cy·los·to·ma

, Ankylostoma (ansi-lo-stō-mă, angki-)
A genus of Nematoda, the Old World hookworm, the members of which are parasitic in the duodenum. They attach themselves to the mucous membrane, suck blood, and may cause anemia. The eggs are passed with the feces, and the larvae develop in moist soil to become infectious third-stage (filariform) larvae that enter the human body through the skin and possibly in drinking water; they migrate by the bloodstream to lung alveoli, are carried to bronchi and trachea, swallowed, and passed to the intestine, where they mature.
See also: ancylostomiasis, Necator
[G. ankylos, curved, hooked, + stoma, mouth]

Ancylostoma

a genus of nematode parasites (hookworm) belonging to the family Ancylostomatidae.

Ancylostoma brasiliense
a species parasitic in dogs and cats in tropical and subtropical regions; its larvae may cause creeping eruption in humans.
Ancylostoma caninum
the common hookworm of dogs.
Ancylostoma ceylanicum
a hookworm of dogs and cats in Asia; resembles A. braziliense.
Ancylostoma tubaeforme
the hookworm of cats.