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hookworm

Pronunciation: /ˈhʊkwɜːrm; ˈhʊkwɜːm/

Translation of hookworm in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 countable/numerable [Zoology/Zoología] anquilostoma (masculine)
    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.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable hookworm (disease) anquilostomiasis (feminine)

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