Aspiculuris tetraptera

As·pic·u·lu·ris tet·rap·ter·a

(as-pik'yū-lū'ris tet-rap'ter-ă),
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]
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Evaluation of the anthelmentic activity of garlic (Allium sativum) in mice naturally infected with Aspiculuris tetraptera. Recent Pat.
The infection of rodents with Aspiculuris tetraptera or Syphacia obvelata, which are considered to be less pathogenic oxyurids, (Table 1) can be asymptomatic but can also lead to the delayed development of the host and changes in their behaviour (LUCA et al., 1996).
Long-term population dynamics of pinworms (Syphacia obvelata and Aspiculuris tetraptera) in mice.