oxyuris

noun
oxy·​uris | \ -ˈyu̇r-əs How to pronounce oxyuris (audio) \

Medical Definition of oxyuris

1 capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Oxyuridae) of parasitic nematodes with a long slender tail and a well-developed posterior pharyngeal enlargement
2 : any nematode worm of the genus Oxyuris or a related genus (as Enterobius) : pinworm

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“Oxyuris.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/oxyuris. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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