roundworm

Definitions of roundworm
  1. noun
    unsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both ends; mostly free-living but some are parasitic
    synonyms: nematode, nematode worm
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    Ascaris lumbricoides, common roundworm
    intestinal parasite of humans and pigs
    Ascaridia galli, chicken roundworm
    intestinal parasite of domestic fowl
    Enterobius vermicularis, pinworm, threadworm
    small threadlike worm infesting human intestines and rectum especially in children
    eelworm
    any of various small free-living plant-parasitic roundworms
    Tylenchus tritici, wheat eel, wheat eelworm, wheatworm
    small roundworm parasitic on wheat
    Trichinella spiralis, trichina
    parasitic nematode occurring in the intestines of pigs and rats and human beings and producing larvae that form cysts in skeletal muscles
    hookworm
    parasitic bloodsucking roundworms having hooked mouth parts to fasten to the intestinal wall of human and other hosts
    filaria
    slender threadlike roundworms living in the blood and tissues of vertebrates; transmitted as larvae by biting insects
    Dracunculus medinensis, Guinea worm
    parasitic roundworm of India and Africa that lives in the abdomen or beneath the skin of humans and other vertebrates
    Anguillula aceti, Turbatrix aceti, vinegar eel, vinegar worm
    minute eelworm that feeds on organisms that cause fermentation in e.g. vinegar
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    worm
    any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae
  2. noun
    infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
    synonyms: ringworm, tinea
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    dhobi itch
    fungal infection attacking moist parts of the body
    kerion
    ringworm infection of the hair follicles of the scalp and beard that usually results in a swelling that is covered with pustules and oozes fluid
    athlete's foot, tinea pedis
    fungal infection of the feet
    barber's itch, tinea barbae
    fungal infection of the face and neck
    tinea capitis
    fungal infection of the scalp characterized by bald patches
    tinea corporis
    fungal infection of nonhairy parts of the skin
    eczema marginatum, jock itch, tinea cruris
    fungal infection of the groin (most common in men)
    tinea unguium
    fungal infection of the nails (especially toenails)
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    fungal infection, mycosis
    an inflammatory condition caused by a fungus
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