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Any of various small nematode worms of the order Oxyurida that are parasitic in vertebrates and certain invertebrates, especially Enterobius vermicularis, a species that infests the human intestines. Also called threadworm.


(Animals) a parasitic nematode worm, Enterobius vermicularis, infecting the colon, rectum, and anus of humans: family Oxyuridae. Also called: threadworm



a small nematode worm, Enterobius vermicularis, infesting the intestine and migrating to the anus, esp. in children.
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Noun1.pinworm - small threadlike worm infesting human intestines and rectum especially in childrenpinworm - small threadlike worm infesting human intestines and rectum especially in children
nematode, nematode worm, roundworm - unsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both ends; mostly free-living but some are parasitic


n oxiuro, pequeña lombriz blanca que afecta en particular a los niños
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They then took my son and said that he has to undergo an operation to remove the pinworms for BD1,000.
In the case of some thelastomatid and oxyurid pinworms known as obligate phoretics or parasites from the hindguts of terrestrial arthropods, especially those potentially involved in the pet trade such as the Madagascar hissing cockroach, Gromphadorhina portentosa (Schaum), and some Blaberus species close to B.
While fenbendazole is a common treatment for rodents contaminated with gastrointestinal parasites such as pinworms, not much is known of its side effects and how they impact experimental data from rodents that underwent such treatment.
Since pinworms are a more common pediatric problem, it is often diagnosed based on clinical symptoms.
CD-ROM and printed publication combination contains more than 150 photos of cellular elements including urine sediments, vaginal wet preps, skin preps, nasal smears, stools for fecal leukocytes, stools for pinworms, and peripheral bloods.
3), (4) Almost 70 percent of a sample of institutionalized patients who engaged in pica had pinworms.
The worms can be roundworms like Ascaris lumbricoides, whipworms like Trichuris trichiura, hookworms like Necator americanus and Ancylostoma duodenale, pinworms like Enterobius vermicularis or other species of worms.
AI ASSUME you mean pinworms - tiny white worms found in his poo.
The roundworm group of helminths includes pinworms, whipworms, roundworms, and hookworms.
Pinworms, that crawl out of the mattresses and get into your body.
It's sometimes caused by a fungal infection or pinworms, both of which can be treated.