infestation with , especially Ascaris lumbricoides. noun infestation of the intestines with the roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides, causing abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, weight loss, etc ascariasis as·ca·ri·a·sis (ās’kə-rī’ə-sĭs) n. A disease caused by infestation with worms of the genus Ascaris.
ascaricide ascaricide as·car·i·cide (ə-skār’ĭ-sīd’) n. An agent or substance that kills ascarids.
any nematode of the family Ascaridae; roundworm. . noun any parasitic nematode worm of the family Ascaridae, such as the common roundworm of man and pigs ascarid as·ca·rid (ās’kə-rĭd) n. A worm of the family Ascarididae. as’ca·rid adj.
any parasitic roundworm of the genus Ascaris, found in the human small intestine and causing colic and diarrhea. Historical Examples The symptoms are those of ascarides, but I could not persuade him to take medicine therefor. The Funny Side of Physic A. D. Crabtre Not only ascarides, but also tape and thread worms (Taenia and […]