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I would like to know what is the meaning of "Hookworms" in English and what is the correct translation in Spanish?
I saw this term in a list of ethnobotanic uses.
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Meaning of Hookworms
Hookworm infection, also known as hookworm disease, is an infection by a parasitic bloodsucking roundworm. Hookworm infections include ancylostomiasis and necatoriasis. These worms live in the small intestine of their host, which may be a bird or a mammal such as a dog, cat, or human. Hookworm infection in pregnancy can cause retarded growth of the fetus, premature birth and a low birth weight. Hookworms in children can cause intellectual, cognitive and growth problems. - See link


Hookworms in Spanish is Anquilostomiasis
La anquilostomiasis es una infección intestinal causada por un gusano parasitario de las especies nematodas Necator americanus y Ancylostoma duodenale. Es una infección humana ampliamente diseminada por el mundo en particular en las zonas tropicales húmedas, afectando a más de 1.000 millones de personas.También llamada Anemia Tropical y Uncinariasis. - See link


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