noun Date: 1802 a long slender nematode worm (as a pinworm or strongyle)

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  • Threadworm — Thread worm , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any long, slender nematode worm, especially the pinworm and filaria. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • threadworm — ► NOUN ▪ a very slender parasitic nematode worm …   English terms dictionary

  • threadworm — [thredwʉrm΄] n. a nematode or gordian worm …   English World dictionary

  • threadworm — /thred werrm /, n. any of various nematode worms, esp. a pinworm. [1795 1805; THREAD + WORM] * * * ▪ Strongyloides stercoralis       (Strongyloides stercoralis), worm of the phylum Nematoda that is parasitic (parasitism) in the human intestine… …   Universalium

  • threadworm — noun The pinworm …   Wiktionary

  • threadworm — Common name for species of the genus Strongyloides; sometimes applied to any of the smaller parasitic nematodes. * * * thread·worm thred .wərm n any long slender nematode worm (as a pinworm or strongyle) * * * (pinworm) n. a parasitic nematode… …   Medical dictionary

  • threadworm — n. type of worm …   English contemporary dictionary

  • threadworm — noun a very slender parasitic nematode worm, especially a pinworm …   English new terms dictionary

  • threadworm — pinworm; n. a parasitic nematode worm of the genus Enterobius (Oxyuris), which lives in the upper part of the human large intestine. The threadlike female worm, some 12 mm long, is larger than the male; it emerges from the anus in the evening to… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • threadworm — thread•worm [[t]ˈθrɛdˌwɜrm[/t]] n. ivt any of various nematode worms, esp. a pinworm • Etymology: 1795–1805 …   From formal English to slang

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