Syphacia

noun
Sy·pha·cia | \ sī-ˈfā-shē-ə \

Medical Definition of Syphacia 

: a genus of nematode worms of the family Oxyuridae that includes one (S. obvelata) normally parasitic in the cecum and colon of rodents and rarely in humans

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