Ascaris

[n] - type genus of the family Ascaridae: roundworms with a three-lipped mouth
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Ascaris

Roundworm (also called maw-worm and eelworm) found in the small intestine causing colicky pains and diarrhea, especially in children.
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Ascaris

Ascaris: The intestinal roundworm, a worm that lives in the small intestine. Infection with ascaris is the most common worm infection in humans. It is termed ascariasis. Ascaris eggs are found in the soil. Infection occurs when a person accidently ingests (swallows) infective ascaris eggs. Once in the stomach, larvae (immature worms) hatch from the
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Ascaris

Genus of nematodes (Aschelminthes). Ascaris suum is the common roundworm of pigs; Ascaris lumbricoides causes ascariasis in Man - though the worms are restricted to the gut they divert a substantial proportion of food intake and heavy infestation can cause growth retardation in children or in extreme cases may cause intestinal blockage. One of the
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ascaris

<organism> A genus of nematode worms, including the species of roundworm that can infect the intestines of humans and swine. Members of this genus resemble earthworms and have three-lipped mouths. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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Ascaris

genus Ascaris noun type genus of the family Ascaridae: roundworms with a three-lipped mouth
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Ascaris

(as´kә-ris) a genus of nematode (roundworm) parasites found in the intestines of humans and other vertebrates. A. lumbricoi´des is the largest roundworm infecting humans, causing ascariasis.
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ascaris

(as´kә-ris) a nematode of the genus Ascaris.
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Ascaris

any of a genus of worms (order Ascaridida, class Nematoda) that are parasitic in the intestines of various terrestrial animals, chiefly herbivores. ...
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Ascaris

Type: Term Pronunciation: as′kă-ris Definitions: 1. A genus of large, heavy-bodied roundworms parasitic in the small intestine; abundant in humans and many other vertebrates.
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Ascaris

(plural ascarids) Large white intestinal parasite; in the horse the common ascaris is Paracaris equorum
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Ascaris

==Morphology== ==Defense mechanism== As part of the parasite defense strategy, Ascaris roundworms secrete a series of inhibitors to target digestive and immune-related host proteases, which include pepsin, trypsin, chymotrypsin/elastase, cathepsins, and metallocarboxypeptidases (MCPs). Ascaris inhibits MCPs by releasing an enzyme known as Ascaris
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