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Etymology: Gk, enteron + bios, life; L, vermiculus, small worm
Enterobius vermicularisPinworm The nematode that is the most common intestinal parasite of young children in developed nations and the US. See Scotch tape test.
Enterobius vermicularisA threadworm. A small nematode worm commonly found in the large intestine, especially in children.
Enterobius vermicularis (en´tərō´bēəs vərmik´yəlar´is),
n a parasitic worm that resides in the large intestine, more commonly found in children, which may cause pruritis in the anal region. It can be contracted from contact with fomites or by ingesting or inhaling immature forms of the worm. Also called