[ ok-see-yoo-rahy-uh-sis ]
/ ˌɒk si yʊˈraɪ ə sɪs /

noun Pathology.

human infection with pinworms.

Origin of oxyuriasis

1905–10; < New Latin Oxyur(is) genus name of pinworms (equivalent to oxy- oxy-1 + Greek our(á) tail + New Latin -is noun ending) + -iasis
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Medicine definitions for oxyuriasis


[ ŏk′sē-yu-rīə-sĭs ]


Infestation with parasitic nematodes of the family Oxyuridae.
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