oxyuriasis

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

noun Pathology.

human infection with pinworms.

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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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Medical definitions for oxyuriasis

oxyuriasis
[ ŏk′sē-yu-rīə-sĭs ]

n.

Infestation with parasitic nematodes of the family Oxyuridae.
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