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Pronunciation: lum'bri-koyd


  1. Denoting or resembling a roundworm, especially Ascaris lumbricoides.
  2. Obsolete common name for Ascaris lumbricoides.

Synonym(s): lumbrical, lumbricus1

[L. lumbricus, earthworm, + G. eidos, resemblance]

See Also: scolecoid2, vermiform

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