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Infestation of the intestine with pinworms.

[New Latin Enterobius, pinworm genus (entero- + Greek bios, life; see bio-) + -iasis.]


(Pathology) a disease, common in children, caused by infestation of the large intestine with nematodes of the genus Enterobius, esp the pinworm (E. vermicularis)


(ˌɛn tə roʊˈbaɪ ə sɪs)

infestation with pinworms.
[1925–30; < New Latin Enterobi(us) a pinworm genus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enterobiasis - an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by the pinworm Enterobius vermicularis; occurs especially in children
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
infestation - the state of being invaded or overrun by parasites
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From 61% to 79% of children living in some villages are infected with four primary parasitic diseases: enterobiasis, ascariasis, giardiasis and hymenolepiasis, according to the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Supervision Department.
The possibility of zoonotic transmission in Cornwall was investigated by comparing risk factors for ascariasis and enterobiasis (caused by an enteric helminth that infects only humans).
Enterobiasis is caused by the human pinworm Enterobius vermicularis.