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uncinariasis

Definition:

an infestation of the intestines by hookworms which enter the body (usually) through the skin

Class:

state noun (stable states of affairs)

Plural:

uncinariases

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Modern Latin, after Uncinaria, a genus, including the hookworm from Latin...
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Britannica Encyclopedia:

hookworm disease | uncinariasis | ancylostomiasis [synonym]

a parasitic infestation of humans, dogs, or cats caused by bloodsucking worms living in the small intestine--sometimes associated with secondary ... (21 of 519 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/271350​/hookworm-disease

Collins Dictionary:

uncinariasis

the condition of being infested with hookworms; hookworm disease (9 of 195 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/uncinariasis

Wikipedia:

Hookworm disease

a cutaneous condition characterized by skin lesions that are erythematous macules and papules.:435 Specific types include::435 Ancylostomiasis ; Necatoriasis ; Hookworm ; Skin lesion (24 of 87 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Hookworm disease

Merriam-Webster:

hookworm | ancylostomiasis [sense-specific] | ancylostomiases [sense-specific, plural] | ankylostomiasis [sense-specific] | uncinariasis [sense-specific]

any of several parasitic nematode worms (family Ancylostomatidae) that have ... | infestation with or disease caused by hookworms ; especially, a ... (21 of 72 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/hookworm

Random House Dictionary:

hookworm | ankylostomiasis [pathology, sense-specific] | miner's anemia [pathology, sense-specific] | uncinariasis [pathology, sense-specific] | hookworm disease [synonym, sense-specific]

any of certain bloodsucking nematode worms, as "Ancylostoma duodenale" and ... | a disease caused by hookworms, which may enter the body by ingestion ... (23 of 62 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/hookworm

Oxford Dictionary:

ancylostomiasis [medicine] | ankylostomiasis | uncinariasis

hookworm infection of the small intestine, often leading to anaemia.; The worm is typically Ancylostoma duodenale, class Phasmida (18 of 56 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/ancylostomiasis

New World Dictionary:

hookworm disease [United States] | ancylostomiasis [synonym] | ancylostomiasises [plural] | ankylostomiasis [plural] | ankylostomiasises [plural] | uncinariasis [plural]

a disease caused by hookworms, characterized by anemia, weakness, and abdominal pain: the larvae enter the body through the skin, usually of the bare ... (24 of 27 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hookworm-disease

American Heritage Dictionary:

ancylostomiasis | hookworm disease | tunnel disease

A disease caused by hookworm infestation and marked by progressive anemia. (11 of 34 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ancylostomiasis

Wiktionary:

ancylostomiasis | anchylostomiasis | ankylostomiasis | ancylostomiases [plural] | ankylostomiases [plural]

Infection by the hookworm Ancylostoma. (5 of 6 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/ancylostomiasis

Columbia Encyclopedia:

hookworm

any of a number of bloodsucking nematodes in the phylum Nematoda, order Strongiloidae that live as parasites in humans and other mammals and attach ... (24 of 300 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0824126​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

hookworm | hookworms [plural]

[countable] a long thin creature that lives in the intestines of humans and other animals, and that can cause disease | [uncountable] the disease ... (23 of 49 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/hookworm

Encarta Dictionary:

uncinariasis

infestation of the intestines with hookworms (6 of 31 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861707620​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

uncinariasis

Origin: Modern Latin, after Uncinaria, a genus, including the hookworm from Latin uncinus, a hook (see "unciform") + "-iasis"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/uncinariasis

Collins Dictionary:

uncinariasis

First use: 20th century

Origin: via New Latin Uncināria, from Late Latin uncīnus a hook, from Latin uncus

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/uncinariasis

Oxford Dictionary:

uncinariasis

First use: early 20th century

Origin: modern Latin Uncinaria (the name of a genus of hookworms) + "-iasis"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/uncinariasis

Merriam-Webster:

uncinariasis

First use: 1902

Origin: New Latin, from Uncinaria, genus that includes hookworms, from Latin uncinus hook

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/uncinariasis

Encarta Dictionary:

uncinariasis

First use: Early 20th century

Origin: modern Latin Uncinaria, genus of hookworms from Latin uncus "hook"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861707620​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

uncinariasis

Audio: British English pronunciation of "uncinariasis"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

uncinariasis

Audio: North American pronunciation of "uncinariasis"

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YourDictionary Audio:

uncinariasis

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "uncinariasis" by speech synthesizer

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