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This unstained micrograph reveals the Ancylostoma duodenale hookworm's mouth parts; Mag. 125X. The hookworm uses these sharp cutting teeth to grasp firmly to the intestinal wall, and while remaining fastened in place, ingests the hostís blood, obtaining its nutrients in this fashion..

Picture & text from CDC/PHIL. For more information see Hookworm Pictures from CDC


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