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oxyuris in Medicine

Oxyuris Ox·y·u·ris (ŏk'sĭ-yur'ĭs)
A genus of nematodes that contains certain species parasitic in the large intestine of humans.

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  • The next nematode of general interest is the pinworm (oxyuris curvula).

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • Similar experiments with the ova of the oxyuris vermicularis and of the Toenia solium afforded corresponding results.

  • The most frequent intestinal parasite of rodents is probably oxyuris ambigua, but Strong.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • The oxyuris vermicularis is by no means confined to young persons, seeing that adults are infested even to old age.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • He describes the oxyuris vermicularis with knowledge manifestly derived from personal observation.

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