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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Based on a review of the Japanese parasitological literature, this worm was most likely Ancylostoma tubaeforme (Zeder), which is the primary hookworm of domestic cats reported near this region of Japan.