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Ascaris

 [as´kah-ris]
a genus of nematode (roundworm) parasites found in the intestines of humans and other vertebrates. A. lumbricoi´des is the largest roundworm infecting humans, causing ascariasis.
 Life cycle of Ascaris lumbricoides. From Mahon and Manuselis, 2000.

ascaris

 
a nematode of the genus Ascaris.

Ascaris

(as'kă-ris),
A genus of large, heavy-bodied roundworms parasitic in the small intestine; abundant in humans and many other vertebrates.
[G. askaris, an intestinal worm]

Ascaris

/As·ca·ris/ (-ris) a genus of nematode parasites of the large intestine. A. lumbricoi´des causes ascariasis.

ascaris

/as·ca·ris/ (-ris) a nematode of the genus Ascaris.

Ascaris

[as′kəris]
a genus of nematode worms; large parasitic intestinal roundworms, such as Ascaris lumbricoides, a cause of ascariasis, found throughout temperate and tropic regions. They can infect the intestines of humans and swine.

ascaris

a nematode of the genus Ascaris.

As·ca·ris

(as'kă-ris)
A genus of large, heavy-bodied roundworms parasitic in the small intestine; abundant in humans and many other vertebrates.
[G. askaris, an intestinal worm]

Ascaris

a genus of parasitic roundworm (phylum Nematoda) that occasionally inhabits the small intestine of man. A. lumbricoides can reach a length of 30 cm and when in large numbers can block the gut and kill the host.

As·ca·ris

(as'kă-ris)
A genus of large, heavy-bodied roundworms parasitic in the small intestine.
[G. askaris, an intestinal worm]

Ascaris

a nematode parasite found in the intestine of many animal species. The genus is a member of the family Ascarididae. Includes A. columnaris (wild animals—see baylisascariscolumnaris), A. lumbricoides (humans), A. suum (pigs), A. schroederi.