ancylostomiasis
Hookworm disease caused by Ancylostoma duodenale and characterized by eosinophilia, anemia, emaciation, dyspepsia, and, in children with severe chronic infections, swelling of the abdomen with mental and physical maldevelopment. SYN: ankylostomiasis, intertropical hyphemia, tropical hyphemia, miner's disease (1), tunnel disease, uncinariasis.
- cutaneous a. SYN: cutaneous larva migrans.

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an·cy·lo·sto·mi·a·sis .aŋ-ki-lō-stə-'mī-ə-səs, .an(t)-sə- or an·ky·lo·sto·mi·a·sis -kī-lō- also an·chy·lo·sto·mi·a·sis -kī-lō- n, pl -a·ses -.sēz infestation with or disease caused by hookworms esp a lethargic anemic state due to blood loss through the feeding of hookworms in the small intestine called also hookworm disease

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n.
an infestation of the small intestine by the parasitic hookworm Ancylostoma duodenale. See hookworm disease.

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an·cy·los·to·mi·a·sis (an″sĭ-los″to-miґə-sis) 1. a type of hookworm disease in carnivores, caused by members of the genus Ancylostoma. 2. cutaneous larva migrans (def. 1).

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