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threadworm

[thred-wurm] /ˈθrɛdˌwɜrm/
noun
1.
any of various nematode worms, especially a pinworm.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; thread + worm
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threadworm

/ˈθrɛdˌwɜːm/
noun
1.
any of various nematodes, esp the pinworm
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threadworm in Medicine

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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