Definition of pinworm in English:

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pinworm

Pronunciation: /ˈpinˌwərm/

noun

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).
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: pin·worm

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