One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small nematode worm which is an internal parasite of vertebrates.
Family Oxyuridae, class Phasmida, including Enterobius vermicularis (in humans) and Oxyuris equi (in horses)
- ‘When I checked it out, I knew right away they were pinworms.’
- ‘You can get pinworms by unknowingly swallowing microscopic pinworm eggs.’
- ‘Everyone in your house should take the drugs even if they do not have pinworms.’
- ‘If your child has ascariasis, she should be evaluated for other intestinal parasites, such as pinworm.’
- ‘Threadworms, or pinworms, are small intestinal worm parasites.’
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