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ankylostomiasis


ankylostomiasis


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ankylostomiasis  \An`ky*los*to*mi"a*sis\,  n.  [NL.,  fr 
  Ankylostoma  var.  of  Agchylostoma  generic  name  of  one  genus 
  of  the  parasitic  nematodes.]  (Med.) 
  A  disease  due  to  the  presence  of  the  parasites  {Agchylostoma 
  duodenale},  {Uncinaria}  (subgenus  {Necator})  {americana},  or 
  allied  nematodes,  in  the  small  intestine.  When  present  in 
  large  numbers  they  produce  a  severe  an[ae]mia  by  sucking  the 
  blood  from  the  intestinal  walls.  Called  also  {miner's 
  an[ae]mia},  {tunnel  disease},  {brickmaker's  an[ae]mia}, 
  {Egyptian  chlorosis}.