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Ascaris lumbricoides Explained

Ascaris lumbricoides at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Stomach \Stom"ach\, n. [OE. stomak, F. estomac, L. stomachus,
fr. Gr. sto`machos stomach, throat, gullet, fr. sto`ma a
mouth, any outlet or entrance.]
1. (Anat.) An enlargement, or series of enlargements, in the
anterior part of the alimentary canal, in which food is
digested; any cavity in which digestion takes place in an
animal; a digestive cavity. See {Digestion}, and {Gastric
juice}, under {Gastric}.

2. The desire for food caused by hunger; appetite; as, a good
stomach for roast beef. --Shak.

3. Hence appetite in general; inclination; desire.

He which hath no stomach to this fight, Let him
depart. --Shak.

4. Violence of temper; anger; sullenness; resentment; willful
obstinacy; stubbornness. [Obs.]

Stern was his look, and full of stomach vain.
--Spenser.

This sort of crying proceeding from pride,
obstinacy, and stomach, the will, where the fault
lies, must be bent. --Locke.

5. Pride; haughtiness; arrogance. [Obs.]

He was a man Of an unbounded stomach. --Shak.

{Stomach pump} (Med.), a small pump or syringe with a
flexible tube, for drawing liquids from the stomach, or
for injecting them into it.

{Stomach tube} (Med.), a long flexible tube for introduction
into the stomach.

{Stomach worm} (Zo["o]l.), the common roundworm ({Ascaris
lumbricoides}) found in the human intestine, and rarely in
the stomach.

Ascarid \As"ca*rid\, n.; pl. {Ascarides}or {Ascarids}. [NL.
ascaris, fr. Gr. ?.] (Zo["o]l.)
A parasitic nematoid worm, espec. the roundworm, {Ascaris
lumbricoides}, often occurring in the human intestine, and
allied species found in domestic animals; also commonly
applied to the pinworm ({Oxyuris}), often troublesome to
children and aged persons.

Mawworm \Maw"worm`\, n. [Maw the belly + worm.] (Zo["o]l.)
(a) Any intestinal worm found in the stomach, esp. the common
round worm ({Ascaris lumbricoides}), and allied species.
(b) One of the larv[ae] of botflies of horses; a bot.

Ascaris lumbricoides at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Ascaris lumbricoides
n : intestinal parasite of humans and pigs [syn: {common
roundworm}]