Anisakidae


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An·i·sa·ki·dae

(an'i-sā'ki-dē),
Family of large nematode worms (superfamily Heterocheilidae) found in the stomach and intestines of fish-eating birds and marine mammals; infection is acquired by consuming uncooked marine fish; human anisakiasis have been reported primarily in Japan.
See also: Anisakis.

Anisakidae

a family of nematode parasites of marine mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and, by accidental infestation, humans. See phocanema, terranova and contracaecum.