Definition of pinworm in English:


Syllabification: pin·worm
Pronunciation: /ˈpinˌwərm


  • A small nematode worm that is an internal parasite of vertebrates.
    • Family Oxyuridae, class Phasmida, including Enterobius vermicularis (in humans) and Oxyuris equi (in horses)
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    • Threadworms, or pinworms, are small intestinal worm parasites.
    • You can get pinworms by unknowingly swallowing microscopic pinworm eggs.
    • When I checked it out, I knew right away they were pinworms.

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