from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See pinworm.
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- n. The pinworm
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any long, slender nematode worm, especially the pinworm and filaria.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small roundworm or nematoid; a hairworm or gordian; a filaria, or Guinea worm; especially, a pinworm; one of the small worms infesting the rectum, particularly of children, as Oxyuris vermicularis. These resemble bits of sewing-thread less than an inch long. See cuts under Nematoidea and Oxyuris.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small threadlike worm infesting human intestines and rectum especially in children
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