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ancylostomiasis Syllabification: an·cy·lo·sto·mi·a·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌaNGkəlōstəˈmīəsis/ /ˌansə-/
(also ankylostomiasis)

Definition of ancylostomiasis in English:


Hookworm infection of the small intestine, often leading to anemia.
  • The infecting organism is typically Ancylostoma duodenale, class Phasmida (or Secernentea)
Example sentences
  • Symptoms of ancylostomiasis vary by host, but often include diarrhea, weight loss, and severe anemia.
  • Moreover, as discussed above, there was some other cause than ancylostomiasis for the presence of this malabsorption.
  • Gastro-intestinal helminths accounted for 68% of all parasitic conditions with ancylostomiasis as the leading cause of mortality.


Late 19th century: from modern Latin Ancylostoma (from Greek ankulos 'crooked' + stoma 'mouth') + -iasis.

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