HyperDic: hookworm

English > 2 senses of the word hookworm:
NOUNanimalhookwormparasitic bloodsucking roundworms having hooked mouth parts to fasten to the intestinal wall of human and other hosts
statehookworm, hookworm diseaseinfestation of the intestines by hookworms which enter the body (usually) through the skin
hookworm > pronunciation
Soundshhuh'kwerm
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English > hookworm: 2 senses > noun 1, animal
MeaningParasitic bloodsucking roundworms having hooked mouth parts to fasten to the intestinal wall of human and other hosts.
Member ofAncylostomatidae, family Ancylostomatidaehookworms
Broadernematode, nematode worm, roundwormunsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both ends
Spanishanquilostoma
Catalanancilòstom
English > hookworm: 2 senses > noun 2, state
Meaninginfestation of the intestines by hookworms which enter the body (usually) through the skin.
Synonymhookworm disease
Broaderhelminthiasisinfestation of the body with parasitic worms
Spanishancylostoma duodenale

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