genus Ascaris

genus Ascaris
noun
type genus of the family Ascaridae: roundworms with a three-lipped mouth
Syn: ↑Ascaris
Hypernyms: ↑worm genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Ascaridae, ↑family Ascaridae
Member Meronyms: ↑common roundworm, ↑Ascaris lumbricoides

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  • Ascaris — Adult female Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • Ascaris — n. 1. 1 the type genus of the family Ascaridae: roundworms with a three lipped mouth. Syn: genus {Ascaris}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ascaris — /as keuh ris/, n., pl. ascarides /a skar i deez /. any parasitic roundworm of the genus Ascaris, found in the human small intestine and causing colic and diarrhea. Also, ascarid. [ < NL (Linnaeus), the genus < Gk ascarís intestinal worm; cf.… …   Universalium

  • Ascaris lumbricoides — Taxobox name = Ascaris lumbricoides image width = 250px image caption = An adult female Ascaris worm. regnum = Animalia phylum = Nematoda classis = Secernentea ordo = Ascaridida familia = Ascarididae genus = Ascaris species = A. lumbricoides… …   Wikipedia

  • Ascaris — noun type genus of the family Ascaridae: roundworms with a three lipped mouth • Syn: ↑genus Ascaris • Hypernyms: ↑worm genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Ascaridae, ↑family Ascaridae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ascaris — as•ca•ris [[t]ˈæs kə rɪs[/t]] n. pl. as•car•i•des [[t]æˈskær ɪˌdiz[/t]] ivt any intestinal parasitic roundworm of the genus Ascaris, esp. the species causing colic and diarrhea in humans • Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME ascarides (pl.) < ML… …   From formal English to slang

  • Ascaris lumbricoides — noun intestinal parasite of humans and pigs • Syn: ↑common roundworm • Hypernyms: ↑nematode, ↑nematode worm, ↑roundworm • Member Holonyms: ↑Ascaris, ↑genus Ascaris …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ascaris — Genus of nematodes (Aschelminthes). Ascaris suum is the common roundworm of pigs; Ascaris lumbricoides causes ascariasis in Man though the worms are restricted to the gut they divert a substantial proportion of food intake and heavy infestation… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Ascaris — A genus of large, heavy bodied roundworms parasitic in the small intestine; abundant in humans and many other vertebrates. [G. askaris, an intestinal worm] A. equorum SYN: Parascaris equorum. A. lumbricoides a large roundworm of humans, one of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Ascaris — n. a genus of parasitic nematode worms. A. lumbricoides, widely distributed throughout the world, is the largest of the human intestinal nematodes – an adult female measures up to 35 cm in length. Eggs, passed out in the stools, may be… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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