Oxyurus vermicularis
Pinworm Pin"worm`, n. (Zo["o]l.) A small nematoid worm ({Oxyurus vermicularis}), which is parasitic chiefly in the rectum of man. It is most common in children and aged persons. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • ossiuro — os·si·ù·ro s.m. TS zool. verme parassita del genere Ossiuro | con iniz. maiusc., genere della famiglia degli Ossiuridi, cui appartengono l Oxyurus vermicularis, responsabile dell ossiuriasi e di un tipo di appendicite nell uomo e l Oxyurus equi,… …   Dizionario italiano

  • Pinworm — Pin worm , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A small nematoid worm ({Oxyurus vermicularis}), which is parasitic chiefly in the rectum of man. It is most common in children and aged persons. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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