Ascarid As"ca*rid, n.; pl. {Ascarides}or {Ascarids}. [NL. ascaris, fr. Gr. ?.] (Zo["o]l.) A parasitic nematoid worm, especially the roundworm, {Ascaris lumbricoides}, often occurring in the human intestine, and allied species found in domestic animals; also commonly applied to the pinworm ({Oxyuris}), often troublesome to children and aged persons. [1913 Webster]

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  • ascarid — ASCARÍD, ascarizi, s.m. (zool.) Limbric. [var.: ascarídă s.f.] – Din fr. ascaride, lat. ascarida. Trimis de cata, 15.02.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  ASCARÍD s. v. limbric. Trimis de siv …   Dicționar Român

  • ascarid — [as′kə rid΄] n. [< ModL < Gr askaris (gen. askaridos), intestinal worm; akin to askairein, to jump, dance: for IE base see SCREAM] any of a genus (Ascaris) of parasitic roundworms …   English World dictionary

  • ascarid — noun Etymology: ultimately from Late Latin ascarid , ascaris intestinal worm, from Greek askarid , askaris, probably by back formation from askarizein to jump, throb, alteration of skarizein, from skairein to gambol Date: 14th century any of a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ascarid — 1. A general name for any nematode of the family Ascarididae. 2. Pertaining to such nematodes. * * * as·ca·rid as kə rəd n a nematode worm of the family Ascaridae ascarid adj * * * as·ca·rid (asґkə rid) any member of the superfamily… …   Medical dictionary

  • ascarid — /as keuh rid/, n. 1. any nematode of the family Ascaridae; roundworm. 2. ascaris. [ < NL Ascaridae. See ASCARIS, IDAE] * * * …   Universalium

  • ascarid — noun Any phasmid nematode of the family Ascaridae …   Wiktionary

  • ascaríd — s. m., pl. ascarízi …   Romanian orthography

  • ascarid — n. member of a family of parasites (includes the roundworms and pinworms) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ascarid — [ askərɪd] (also ascaris rɪs) noun Zoology a member of a family of parasitic nematode worms (Ascaridae) that live in the intestines of vertebrates. Origin C17: from mod. L. Ascaridae, from Gk askarides, plural of askaris intestinal worm …   English new terms dictionary

  • ascarid — as·ca·rid …   English syllables

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