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hookworm

hook·worm

hookworm

 
pronunciation:
hUk wuhrm
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a parasitic bloodsucking worm with hooks around its mouth with which it attaches itself to human and animal intestine walls.
definition 2: a disease involving severe anemia, caused by such worms.
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derivation: hookwormy (adj.)