Ascaridida


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Ascaridida

[ə‚skar·ə′dī·də]
(invertebrate zoology)
An order of parasitic nematodes in the subclass Phasmidia.
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First identified in 1878 as a parasite in pinnipeds by Danish scientist Harald Krabbe, who suggested the name Ascaris decipiens, the taxonomic designation for these nematodes changed as knowledge of the life cycles and morphologic features of members of the order Ascaridida expanded.