threadworm

[ thred-wurm ]
/ ˈθrɛdˌwɜrm /

noun

any of various nematode worms, especially a pinworm.

Nearby words

  1. threaded glass,
  2. threadfin,
  3. threadfish,
  4. threadneedle street,
  5. threads,
  6. thready,
  7. thready pulse,
  8. threap,
  9. threat,
  10. threaten

Origin of threadworm

First recorded in 1795–1805; thread + worm

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British Dictionary definitions for threadworm

threadworm

/ (ˈθrɛdˌwɜːm) /

noun

any of various nematodes, esp the pinworm
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Medicine definitions for threadworm

threadworm

[ thrĕdwûrm′ ]

n.

A nematode of the genus Strongyloides, parasitic in the small intestine of mammals.
pinworm

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