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pinworm

[pin-wurm] /ˈpɪnˌwɜrm/
noun
1.
a small nematode worm, Enterobius vermicularis, infesting the intestine and migrating to the rectum and anus, especially in children.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; pin + worm
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pinworm

/ˈpɪnˌwɜːm/
noun
1.
a parasitic nematode worm, Enterobius vermicularis, infecting the colon, rectum, and anus of humans: family Oxyuridae Also called threadworm
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pin-worm in Medicine

pinworm pin·worm (pĭn'wûrm')
n.
Any of various small nematode worms of the family Oxyuridae that are parasitic on mammals, especially Enterobius vermicularis, a species that infests the human intestines and rectum. Also called seatworm, threadworm.

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