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hookworm

Pronunciation: huk'worm

Definition: Common name for bloodsucking nematodes of the family Ancyclostomatidae, chiefly members of the genera Ancylostoma (the Old World hookworm), Necator, and Uncinaria, and including the species A. caninum (dog hookworm) and N. americanus (New World hookworm).

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