Ancylostoma

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Ancylostoma

[‚aŋ·kə′läs·tə·mə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A genus of roundworms, commonly known as hookworms, in the order Ancylostomidae; parasites of humans, dogs, and cats.
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Early symptoms after experimental infection of man with Ancylostoma braziliense var.
The most common skin-penetrating nematodes that cause this parasitic infestation are the larvae of dog and cat hookworms Ancylostoma braziliense and A.
Occasionally, humans contract such zoonotic agents as Toxocara canis and Ancylostoma braziliense.