noun Date: circa 1864 1. any of numerous small nematode worms (family Oxyuridae) that infest the intestines and especially the cecum of various vertebrates; especially a worm (Enterobius vermicularis) parasitic in humans 2. any of several rather slender insect larvae that burrow in plant tissue

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  • 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

  • pinworm — [pin′wʉrm΄] n. any of various parasitic nematode worms, esp. a species (Enterobius vermicularis) often found in the human rectum and large intestine, esp. in children …   English World dictionary

  • Pinworm — Taxobox name = PinwormICD 127.4 image width = 250px image caption = A pinworm ( Enterobius vermicularis ). regnum = Animalia phylum = Nematoda classis = Secernentea ordo = Rhabditida familia = Oxyuridae genus = Enterobius genus authority = Baird …   Wikipedia

  • pinworm — /pin werrm /, n. a small nematode worm, Enterobius vermicularis, infesting the intestine and migrating to the rectum and anus, esp. in children. [1905 10; PIN + WORM] * * * Common species (Enterobius vermicularis) of nematode parasitic to humans …   Universalium

  • pinworm —   Naio, naio ai kae.    ♦ Pinworm daub, pala naio (insult) …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • pinworm — noun Any of several nematode worms, of the family Oxyuridae, that are parasitic to mammals Syn: threadworm …   Wiktionary

  • pinworm — A member of the genus Enterobius or related genera of nematodes in the family Oxyuridae, abundant in a large variety of vertebrates, including such species as Oxyuris equi (the horse p.), Enterobius vermicularis (the human p.), Syphacia and… …   Medical dictionary

  • pinworm — n. small parasitic worm that infests the intestines and anus …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pinworm — noun a small nematode worm which is an internal parasite of vertebrates. [Family Oxyuridae.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • pinworm — n.; see threadworm …   The new mediacal dictionary

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