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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In November, 1899, he discovered that infection with hookworm, an intestinal parasite he called Ankylostoma, accounted for most cases of anemia in his patients, displaced farm laborers (40).
Hookworm (Ankylostoma deudenale Necatrus americanis) was the second most abundant (10.8%) parasite in the vegetables examined followed by Trichostrongyloides species (8.9%) (Haemonchus Cooperia Strongylus sp.