A genus of nematode hookworms that infect various mammals. Species include U. stenocephala, the European hookworm of dogs, cats, and various wild carnivores, also found in North America, where it is much less common than Ancylostoma caninum, though it has been implicated in human cutaneous larva migrans. [LL. uncinus, a hook]

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Un·ci·nar·ia .ən(t)-sə-'nar-ē-ə n a genus of hookworms of the family Ancylostomatidae now usu. restricted to a few parasites of carnivorous mammals but formerly often including most of the common hookworms

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Un·ci·na·ria (un″sĭ-narґe-ə) [L. uncus hook] a genus of hookworms of the family Ancylostomatidae.

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  • uncinaria — ˌən(t)səˈna(a)rēə noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin uncinus hook + New Latin aria 1. capitalized : a genus of hookworms (family Anc …   Useful english dictionary

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