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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Infestation of the intestine with pinworms.

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  • n. an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by the pinworm Enterobius vermicularis; occurs especially in children

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin Enterobius, pinworm genus (entero- + Greek bios, life; see bio-) + -iasis.

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