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American English: /ˈhʊkˌwərm/
British English: /ˈhʊkwəːm/

Translation of hookworm in Spanish:


  • 1 countable (Zoology)
    Example sentences
    • Back in the Stone Age (or the Middle Ages, for that matter), the immunoglobulin E system had its hands full fighting off roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms, and flukes; it had no time for being precious about dust mites and cat hair.
    • House flies are suspected of transmitting at least 65 human diseases such as typhoid fever, cholera, dysentery, tuberculosis, anthrax, leprosy, food poisoning, pinworms, hookworms, and some tapeworms.
    • Adult roundworms and hookworms are parasites that live in your pet's small intestine.
  • 2 uncountablehookworm (disease)
    anquilostomiasis (feminine)
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