enterobiasis


en·tero·bi·a·sis

noun \-ˈbī-ə-səs\
plural en·tero·bi·a·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of ENTEROBIASIS

:  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

en·tero·bi·a·sis

noun \-ˈbī-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural en·tero·bi·a·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of ENTEROBIASIS

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

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