Definition of Oxyuris in English:

Oxyuris

noun

Zoology
  • A genus of pinworms of the superfamily Oxyuroidea; (also oxyuris) a pinworm of this genus.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Joseph Laurie (d. 1865). From scientific Latin Oxyuris, genus name from ancient Greek ὀξυ- + οὐρά tail.

Pronunciation

Oxyuris

/ˌɒksɪˈjʊərɪs/