Definition of ancylostomiasis in English:


Line breaks: an¦cylo|stom¦ia¦sis
Pronunciation: /ˌaŋkɪlə(ʊ)stə(ʊ)ˈmʌɪəsɪs
, ˌansɪ-/
(also ankylostomiasis)


[mass noun] Medicine
  • Hookworm infection of the small intestine, often leading to anaemia.
    • The worm is typically Ancylostoma duodenale, class Phasmida
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    • 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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