Aspiculuris tetraptera


Aspiculuris tetraptera
The mouse pinworm, an abundant oxyurid nematode of the mouse cecum or large intestine, along with another common oxyurid pinworm of mice, Syphacia obvelata; it is also found in other rodents, including Rattus. [Pers. espic, fr. L. spica, ear, spike; tetra- + pteron, feather, wing]

Medical dictionary. 2011.