threadworm

[thred-wurm]

Origin of threadworm

First recorded in 1795–1805; thread + worm
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British Dictionary definitions for threadworm

threadworm

noun
  1. any of various nematodes, esp the pinworm
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threadworm in Medicine

threadworm

[thrĕdwûrm′]
n.
  1. A nematode of the genus Strongyloides, parasitic in the small intestine of mammals.
  2. pinworm
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