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thread·worm

 (thrĕd′wûrm′)
n.
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threadworm

(ˈθrɛdˌwɜːm)
n
(Animals) any of various nematodes, esp the pinworm
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thread•worm

(ˈθrɛdˌwɜrm)

n.
any of various nematode worms, esp. a pinworm.
[1795–1805]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.threadworm - small threadlike worm infesting human intestines and rectum especially in childrenthreadworm - 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
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Translations

threadworm

[ˈθredwɜːm] Nlombriz f intestinal
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The service is part of the Common Ailments Scheme, which encourages patients to visit their community pharmacist instead of their GP if they feel they need NHS advice to manage common ailments such as sore throat, heartburn, conjunctivitis, thrush and threadworm.
"The fine threadworm of traditional Indian embroidery forms the textured canvas for myriad layers of embellishment and drape.
(41,42) Ivermectin is a broad-spectrum anti-parasitic drug primarily prescribed to treat human threadworm, and control river blindness.
EAV does not 'diagnose'--i.e., "to determine the identity of a disease, illness, etc." For example, an indicator drop on the measurement point "descendingcolon" could mean anything from a bleeding polyp, to irritable bowel, to threadworm parasitosis, to frank obstipation.
Con A, Triticum vulgaris, and Glycine max lectins interfered with migration pattern of Strongyloides ratti (rat threadworm) along a sodium chloride gradient, which indicates the involvement of carbohydrate moieties in the chemosensory activity of labial sensilla in this nematode [107].
The Strongyloides stercoralis threadworm is a soil-transmitted nematode that resides in the small intestine of human hosts.
It recommends pupils take zero days off school should they contract a range of conditions including hand, foot and mouth, conjunctivitis, glandular fever, head lice, threadworm, tonsillitis and slapped cheek.
Intestinal worms which are known to be a potential health hazard and could be found in such areas are Roundworm (Ascarislumbricoides); Whipworm (Trichuristrichuria); Pinworm (Enterobiusvermicularis); Tapeworm (Taeniasaginata, Taeniasolium); Threadworm (Strongyloidesstercoralis); and Hymenolepsis nana.7-9
(7) Enterobius vermiculasis, commonly known as pinworm or threadworm is estimated to affect up to 209million people globally and is considered to be the most common helminthes infection.(9) This parasite has the propensity to colonize people without causing much specific symptoms.
It urged pupils to take "zero days" off school should they contract a range of conditions including hand foot and mouth, conjunctivitis, glandular fever, head lice, threadworm, tonsillitis and slapped cheek.