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pinworm

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noun pin·worm \ˈpin-ˌwərm\

Medical Definition of pinworm

  1. :  any of numerous small nematode worms of the family Oxyuridae that have the tail of the female prolonged into a sharp point and infest the intestines and especially the cecum of various vertebrates; especially :  a worm of the genus Enterobius (E. vermicularis) that is parasitic in humans





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