[ pin-wurm ]
/ ˈpɪnˌwɜrm /
a small nematode worm, Enterobius vermicularis, infesting the intestine and migrating to the rectum and anus, especially in children.
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The next nematode of general interest is the pinworm (Oxyuris curvula).Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold
British Dictionary definitions for pinworm
/ (ˈpɪnˌwɜːm) /
a parasitic nematode worm, Enterobius vermicularis, infecting the colon, rectum, and anus of humans: family OxyuridaeAlso called: threadworm
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Medical definitions for pinworm
[ pĭn′wûrm′ ]
Any of various small nematode worms of the family Oxyuridae that are parasitic on mammals, especially Enterobius vermicularis, a species that infests the human intestines and rectum.seatworm threadworm
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