enterobiasis

noun
en·​tero·​bi·​a·​sis | \ ˌen-tə-rō-ˈbī-ə-səs How to pronounce enterobiasis (audio) \
plural enterobiases\ ˌen-​tə-​rō-​ˈbī-​ə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce enterobiasis (audio) \

Definition of enterobiasis

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

First Known Use of enterobiasis

1930, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for enterobiasis

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

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“Enterobiasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enterobiasis. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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enterobiasis

noun
en·​tero·​bi·​a·​sis | \ -ˈbī-ə-səs How to pronounce enterobiasis (audio) \
plural enterobiases\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce enterobiasis (audio) \

Medical Definition of enterobiasis

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

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