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Meaning of HOOKWORM

Pronunciation:  'hûk`wurm

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [n]  parasitic blood-sucking roundworms having hooked mouth parts to fasten to the intestinal wall of human and other hosts
  2. [n]  infestation of the intestines by hookworms which enter the body (usually) through the skin
 

HOOKWORM is a 8 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: hookworm disease
 
 See Also: Ancylostomatidae, family Ancylostomatidae, helminthiasis, nematode, nematode worm, roundworm

 

 

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