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threadworm

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Pronunciation: /ˈθrɛdwəːm
 
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Definition of threadworm in English:

noun

A very slender parasitic nematode worm, especially a pinworm.
Example sentences
  • One of their main parasites is a gut nematode, the caecal threadworm T. tenuis, which has a direct lifestyle with no alternative hosts within the same habitat.
  • Rectally administered tobacco infusions - whether employed against pinworms, roundworms, tapeworms, or threadworms - proved an effective vermifuge in sixteenth-century Europe.
  • Little threadworms and hookworms are about one centimetre long, while roundworms are about 20 cm long and our friend the tapeworm can reach up to 10 metres in length.

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