Ancylostoma duodenale

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Ancylostoma duodenale

[‚aŋ·kə′läs·tə·mə ¦dü·ə·di¦näl]
(invertebrate zoology)
The Old World hookworm, a human intestinal parasite that causes microcytic hypochromic anemia.
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duodenale (Old World hookworm), found in most areas of the world except North America, is especially prevalent in Asia where an estimated 59 million people are infected with the organism.