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Ascarididae

Pronunciation: as′kă-rid′i-dē

Definition: A family of large intestinal roundworms that includes the important nematode of humans, Ascaris lumbricoides, the abundant roundworm of swine, Ascaris suum, and the common ascarid species afflicting dogs and cats, Toxocara and Toxascaris.

[G. askaris, an intestinal worm]

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