oxyuriasis

noun

oxy·​uri·​a·​sis ˌäk-si-yu̇-ˈrī-ə-səs How to pronounce oxyuriasis (audio)
: infestation with or disease caused by pinworms (family Oxyuridae)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Oxyuris, genus of worms

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oxyuriasis was circa 1909

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Cite this Entry

“Oxyuriasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxyuriasis. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

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