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Definition of hookworm noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    hookworm

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈhʊkwɜːm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʊkwɜːrm//
     
    Invertebrates
     
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  1. 1 [countable] a worm that lives in the intestines of humans and animals See related entries: Invertebrates
  2. 2 [uncountable] a disease caused by hookworms
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hookworm