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Pronunciation: an′si-lō-stō-mī′ă-sis, an′ki-

Definition: Hookworm disease caused by Ancylostoma duodenale and characterized by eosinophilia, anemia, emaciation, dyspepsia, and, in children with severe chronic infections, swelling of the abdomen with mental and physical maldevelopment.

Synonym(s): ankylostomiasis, intertropical hyphemia, tropic hyphemia, miner's disease, tunnel disease, uncinariasis

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