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British pronunciation/ɹˈa‍ʊndwɜːm/
American pronunciation/ˈɹaʊndwɝm/

a worm of the nematode family that is parasitic and lives in the intestines of humans or animals

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roundworm definition and meaning

What is a "roundworm"?

a roundworm is a type of parasitic worm that commonly infects humans and animals. It has a long, cylindrical body with a pointed head and is found in various environments, including soil, water, and the digestive tract of its hosts. Roundworm infections can cause a range of symptoms depending on the specific species involved, but common symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, and fatigue. These infections are often transmitted through the ingestion of contaminated food or water, or through direct contact with infected soil. Treatment for roundworm infections typically involves the administration of anthelmintic medications to eliminate the parasites from the body. Prevention measures include practicing good hygiene, maintaining proper sanitation, and avoiding the consumption of undercooked or contaminated food.


infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches

synonyms : ringworm
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1Some roundworms, though, can cause much more serious infections.
2Roundworm is a fungus that just grow-- seriously.
3Roundworm is a fungus that grows in this shape.
4It bit me, I have roundworms.
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