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oxyurid

 [ok″se-u´rid]
an individual organism of the superfamily Oxyuroidea; called also pinworm.

pin·worm

(pin'wŏrm),
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 pinworm), Enterobius vermicularis (the human pinworm), Syphacia and Aspiculuris species (the mouse pinworm), Passalurus ambiguus (the rabbit pinworm), and Syphacia muris (the rat pinworm).
Synonym(s): seatworm

pinworm

/pin·worm/ (pin´wurm) oxyurid.

pinworm

(pĭn′wûrm′)
n.
Any of various small nematode worms of the order Oxyurida that are parasitic in vertebrates and certain invertebrates, especially Enterobius vermicularis, a species that infests the human intestines. Also called threadworm.

pinworm

pinworm

Enterobius vermicularis, seatworm; threadworm Microbiology
A small–visible to the naked eye—whitish worm found in North America; adult pinworms live in the colon, laying eggs outside the anus during the night and spread directly from contaminated clothing, articles, hands, or indirectly by aerosol, from which the eggs are inhaled or swallowed; eggs hatch in the small intestine and travel to the colon where they mature

pin·worm

(pin'wŏrm)
A member of the genus Enterobius or related nematodes causing intestinal parasitism in a large variety of vertebrates, including humans (Enterobius vermicularis, the human pinworm).
Synonym(s): seatworm.

Pinworm

Enterobius vermicularis, a nematode worm of the family Oxyuridae that causes parasitic infestation of the intestines and cecum. Pinworm is endemic in both temperate and tropical regions and common especially in school age children.
Mentioned in: Antihelminthic Drugs

pinworm

any oxyurid, especially Oxyuris equi and Probstmayria vivipara both in horses, Passalurus ambiguus in rabbits, Syphacia obvelata in hamster and mouse.
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Pinworms Easily Treated by Over-the-Counter Medicine
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