pinworm


pinworm
A member of the genus Enterobius or related genera of nematodes in the family Oxyuridae, abundant in a large variety of vertebrates, including such species as Oxyuris equi (the horse p.), Enterobius vermicularis (the human p.), Syphacia and Aspiculuris species (the mouse p.), Passalurus ambiguus (the rabbit p.), and Syphacia muris (the rat p.). SYN: seatworm.

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pin·worm 'pin-.wərm n any of numerous small nematode worms of the family Oxyuridae that have the tail of the female prolonged into a sharp point and infest the intestines and esp. the cecum of various vertebrates esp a worm of the genus Enterobius (E. vermicularis) that is parasitic in humans

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n.

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pin·worm (pinґwurm″) oxyurid.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Pinworm — Pin worm , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A small nematoid worm ({Oxyurus vermicularis}), which is parasitic chiefly in the rectum of man. It is most common in children and aged persons. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pinworm — [pin′wʉrm΄] n. any of various parasitic nematode worms, esp. a species (Enterobius vermicularis) often found in the human rectum and large intestine, esp. in children …   English World dictionary

  • Pinworm — Taxobox name = PinwormICD 127.4 image width = 250px image caption = A pinworm ( Enterobius vermicularis ). regnum = Animalia phylum = Nematoda classis = Secernentea ordo = Rhabditida familia = Oxyuridae genus = Enterobius genus authority = Baird …   Wikipedia

  • pinworm — /pin werrm /, n. a small nematode worm, Enterobius vermicularis, infesting the intestine and migrating to the rectum and anus, esp. in children. [1905 10; PIN + WORM] * * * Common species (Enterobius vermicularis) of nematode parasitic to humans …   Universalium

  • pinworm —   Naio, naio ai kae.    ♦ Pinworm daub, pala naio (insult) …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • pinworm — noun Date: circa 1864 1. any of numerous small nematode worms (family Oxyuridae) that infest the intestines and especially the cecum of various vertebrates; especially a worm (Enterobius vermicularis) parasitic in humans 2. any of several rather… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pinworm — noun Any of several nematode worms, of the family Oxyuridae, that are parasitic to mammals Syn: threadworm …   Wiktionary

  • pinworm — n. small parasitic worm that infests the intestines and anus …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pinworm — noun a small nematode worm which is an internal parasite of vertebrates. [Family Oxyuridae.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • pinworm — n.; see threadworm …   The new mediacal dictionary