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pinworm Syllabification: pin·worm
Pronunciation: /ˈpinˌwərm/

Definition of pinworm in English:


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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