Definition of Roundworm

1. Noun. Infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches.




2. Noun. Unsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both ends; mostly free-living but some are parasitic.

Definition of Roundworm

1. n. A nematoid worm.

Definition of Roundworm

1. Noun. An invertebrate animal of the phylum ''Nematoda''. Many species of roundworms are parasites. ¹

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Definition of Roundworm

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Roundworm

1. Infection by the nematode Ascaris lumbricoides and is characterised by an early pulmonary phase related to larval migration and a later, prolonged intestinal phase. Adult worms are 15-40 cm in length and maintain themselves in the lumen of the small intestine. Infection occurs after ingesting eggs contained in contaminated food or more commonly, by transmission to the mouth by the hands after contact with contaminated soil. Treatment is with mebendazole or pyrantel pamoate. (17 Dec 1997)

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Literary usage of Roundworm

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1. Prevention of Disease and Care of the Sick: How to Keep Well and what to Do by William Gordon Stimpson, Milton Hugh Foster (1919)
"roundworm (Ascaris lumbricoides). This worm is of a yellowish or reddish brown color and measures from 7 to 14 inches in length. It is about the diameter of ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"In medical usage the term roundworm is employed to designate especially a few well-known^ human ... The most famous is the stomach worm or common roundworm, ..."

3. The Diseases of Infancy and Childhood: For the Use of Students and by Luther Emmett Holt (1902)
"The roundworm is from five to ten indir- long, the female being longer than the male. ... The life history of the roundworm is not yet perfectly understood. ..."

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