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noun oxy·uris \-ˈyu̇r-əs\

Medical Definition of oxyuris

  1. 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. 2:  any nematode worm of the genus Oxyuris or a related genus (as Enterobius) :  pinworm

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