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oxyuris

noun oxy·uris \ -ˈyu̇r-əs \

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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