threadworm

noun
thread·worm | \ ˈthred-ˌwərm \

Definition of threadworm 

: a long slender nematode worm (such as a pinworm or strongyle)

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According to The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, Kenyan researchers found that ivermectin — an anti-parasitic drug commonly used to treat roundworms, threadworms and other parasites in dogs — can make human blood poisonous to mosquitoes. Daniela Sternitzky-di Napoli, Houston Chronicle, "Researchers want humans to take dog medicine to repel mosquitoes," 4 Apr. 2018

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1802, in the meaning defined above

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threadworm

noun
thread·worm | \ ˈthred-ˌwərm \

Medical Definition of threadworm 

: any long slender nematode worm (as a pinworm or strongyle)

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