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threadworm

[ thred-wurm ]
/ ˈθrɛdˌwɜrm /
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noun
any of various nematode worms, especially a pinworm.
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Origin of threadworm

First recorded in 1795–1805; thread + worm
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How to use threadworm in a sentence

  • In addition to the above canine nematodes we have the wrinkled threadworm (Trichosoma plica) infesting the bladder.

    Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold
  • Another curious filaria-like entozoon is the reticulated threadworm (Onchocerca reticulata).

    Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold

British Dictionary definitions for threadworm

threadworm
/ (ˈθrɛdˌwɜːm) /

noun
any of various nematodes, esp the pinworm
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for threadworm

threadworm
[ thrĕdwûrm′ ]

n.
A nematode of the genus Strongyloides, parasitic in the small intestine of mammals.
pinworm
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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