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enterobiasis

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noun, en·tero·bi·a·sis \-ˈbī-ə-səs\

Definition of enterobiasis

plural enterobiasesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  infestation with or disease caused by pinworms (genus Enterobius, especially E. vermicularis) that occurs especially in children



Origin of enterobiasis

New Latin, from Enterobius, genus name (from Greek enter- + bios mode of life) + -iasis


First Known Use: circa 1927


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enterobiasis

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noun en·tero·bi·a·sis \-ˈbī-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of enterobiasis

plural enterobiases \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  infestation with or disease caused by pinworms of the genus Enterobius that occurs especially in children




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