hookworm anemia

hypochromic microcytic anemia that occurs as part of hookworm disease (q.v.). Called also ground itch a.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • hookworm disease — noun infestation of the intestines by hookworms which enter the body (usually) through the skin • Syn: ↑hookworm • Hypernyms: ↑helminthiasis * * * I. noun see ancylostomiasis II …   Useful english dictionary

  • hookworm — hookwormy, adj. /hook werrm /, n. 1. any of certain bloodsucking nematode worms, as Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus, parasitic in the intestine of humans and other animals. 2. Also called hookworm disease. a disease caused by… …   Universalium

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