oxyuriasis

noun oxy·uri·a·sis \ ˌäk-si-yu̇-ˈrī-ə-səs \

Definition of oxyuriasis

: infestation with or disease caused by pinworms (family Oxyuridae)

Origin and Etymology of oxyuriasis

New Latin, from Oxyuris, genus of worms


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oxyuriasis

noun oxy·uri·a·sis \ ˌäk-si-yu̇-ˈrī-ə-səs \

medical Definition of oxyuriasis

plural oxyuriases play \-ˌsēz\
: infestation with or disease caused by pinworms (as of the genera Enterobius and Oxyuris)

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