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Definition of ankylostomiasis

The word ankylostomiasis uses 15 letters: a, a, i, i, k, l, m, n, o, o, s, s, s, t, y

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Meanings of ankylostomiasis

n. - A disease due to the presence of the parasites Agchylostoma duodenale, Uncinaria (subgenus Necator) americana, or allied nematodes, in the small intestine. When present in large numbers they produce a severe anaemia by sucking the blood from the intestinal walls. Called also miner's anaemia, tunnel disease, brickmaker's anaemia, Egyptian chlorosis.

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