Ascaris is a worm that lives in the small intestine. Infection with Ascaris is called ascariasis (ass-kuh-rye-uh-sis). Adult female worms can grow over 12 inches in length, adult males are smaller.


... Ascariasis is infection with the parasitic roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides. ...
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