hookworm

Synonyms and related words:
African lethargy, Asiatic cholera, Chagres fever, German measles, Haverhill fever, acute articular rheumatism, ague, alkali disease, amebiasis, amebic dysentery, anthrax, bacillary dysentery, bastard measles, black death, black fever, blackwater fever, breakbone fever, brucellosis, bubonic plague, cachectic fever, cerebral rheumatism, chicken pox, cholera, cowpox, dandy fever, deer fly fever, dengue, dengue fever, diphtheria, dumdum fever, dysentery, elephantiasis, encephalitis lethargica, enteric fever, erysipelas, famine fever, five-day fever, flu, frambesia, glandular fever, grippe, hansenosis, hepatitis, herpes, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, histoplasmosis, hydrophobia, infantile paralysis, infectious mononucleosis, inflammatory rheumatism, influenza, jail fever, jungle rot, kala azar, kissing disease, lepra, leprosy, leptospirosis, loa loa, loaiasis, lockjaw, madness, malaria, malarial fever, marsh fever, measles, meningitis, milzbrand, mumps, ornithosis, osteomyelitis, paratyphoid fever, parotitis, parrot fever, pertussis, pneumonia, polio, poliomyelitis, polyarthritis rheumatism, ponos, psittacosis, rabbit fever, rabies, rat-bite fever, relapsing fever, rheumatic fever, rickettsialpox, ringworm, rubella, rubeola, scarlatina, scarlet fever, schistosomiasis, septic sore throat, shingles, sleeping sickness, sleepy sickness, smallpox, snail fever, splenic fever, spotted fever, strep throat, swamp fever, tetanus, thrush, tinea, trench fever, trench mouth, tuberculosis, tularemia, typhoid, typhoid fever, typhus, typhus fever, undulant fever, vaccinia, varicella, variola, venereal disease, viral dysentery, whooping cough, yaws, yellow fever, yellow jack, zona, zoster

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • hookworm — ► NOUN ▪ a parasitic worm which inhabits the intestines and feeds by attaching itself with hook like mouthparts …   English terms dictionary

  • hookworm — ☆ hookworm [hook′wʉrm΄ ] n. any of a superfamily (Ancylostomatoidea) of small, parasitic, intestinal nematode worms with hooks around the mouth: found esp. in tropical climates …   English World dictionary

  • Hookworm — Taxobox name = Necator americanus and Ancylostoma duodenale regnum = Animalia phylum = Nematoda classis = Secernentea ordo = Strongiloidae familia = Ancylostomatidae genus = Necator/Ancylostoma subdivision ranks = Species subdivision = Species N …   Wikipedia

  • Hookworm — An intestinal parasite that usually causes diarrhea or cramps. Heavy infestation with hookworm can be serious for newborns, children, pregnant women, and persons who are malnourished. Hookworm infections occur mainly in tropical and subtropical… …   Medical dictionary

  • hookworm — UK [ˈhʊkˌwɜː(r)m] / US [ˈhʊkˌwɜrm] noun Word forms hookworm : singular hookworm plural hookworms 1) [countable] a long thin creature that lives in the intestines of humans and other animals, and that can cause disease 2) [uncountable] the disease …   English dictionary

  • hookworm — hookwormy, adj. /hook werrm /, n. 1. any of certain bloodsucking nematode worms, as Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus, parasitic in the intestine of humans and other animals. 2. Also called hookworm disease. a disease caused by… …   Universalium

  • hookworm — n. either of two nematode worms, Necator americanus or Ancylostoma duodenale, which live as parasites in the human intestine. Both species, also known as the New and Old World hookworms respectively, are of great medical importance (see hookworm… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • hookworm — /ˈhʊkwɜm / (say hookwerm) noun 1. any of certain bloodsucking nematode worms, as Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus, parasitic in the intestine of humans and other animals. 2. → hookworm disease …   Australian English dictionary

  • hookworm — noun Date: 1902 1. any of several parasitic nematode worms (family Ancylostomatidae) that have strong buccal hooks or plates for attaching to the host s intestinal lining and that include serious bloodsucking pests 2. infestation with or disease… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hookworm — noun Any of various parasitic bloodsucking roundworms which cause disease, especially the species Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus. They have hooked mouthparts and enter their hosts by boring through the skin …   Wiktionary

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