[pin-wurm] /ˈpɪnˌwɜrm/

a small nematode , Enterobius vermicularis, infesting the intestine and migrating to the rectum and anus, especially in children.
a parasitic nematode worm, Enterobius vermicularis, infecting the colon, rectum, and anus of humans: family Oxyuridae Also called threadworm

pinworm pin·worm (pĭn’wûrm’)
Any of various small nematode worms of the family Oxyuridae that are parasitic on mammals, especially Enterobius vermicularis, a species that infests the human intestines and rectum. Also called seatworm, threadworm.


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