roundworm [round-wurm] Word Origin noun
- any nematode, especially Ascaris lumbricoides, that infests the intestine of humans and other mammals.
Origin of roundworm First recorded in 1555–65;+ Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 British Dictionary definitions for roundworm roundworm noun
- any nematode worm, esp Ascaris lumbricoides, a common intestinal parasite of man and pigs
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