Oxyuridae

noun plural
Oxy·​uri·​dae | \ -ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Oxyuridae (audio) \

Medical Definition of Oxyuridae

: a family of nematode worms that have a distinct posterior enlargement of the pharynx and no preanal suckers in the male and that are chiefly parasites of the vertebrate intestinal tract — see pinworm

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“Oxyuridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Oxyuridae. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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