oxyuriasis

noun
oxy·​uri·​a·​sis | \ ˌäk-si-yu̇-ˈrī-ə-səs How to pronounce oxyuriasis (audio) \

Definition of oxyuriasis

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

First Known Use of oxyuriasis

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oxyuriasis

New Latin, from Oxyuris, genus of worms

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The first known use of oxyuriasis was circa 1909

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“Oxyuriasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxyuriasis. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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oxyuriasis

noun
oxy·​uri·​a·​sis | \ ˌäk-si-yu̇-ˈrī-ə-səs How to pronounce oxyuriasis (audio) \
plural oxyuriases\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce oxyuriasis (audio) \

Medical Definition of oxyuriasis

: infestation with or disease caused by pinworms (as of the genera Enterobius and Oxyuris)

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