thread-worm

threadworm

[thred-wurm]
noun
any of various nematode worms, especially a pinworm.

Origin:
1795–1805; thread + worm

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threadworm (ˈθrɛdˌwɜːm)
 
n
any of various nematodes, esp the pinworm

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threadworm thread·worm (thrěd'wûrm')
n.

  1. A nematode of the genus Strongyloides, parasitic in the small intestine of mammals.

  2. See pinworm.

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