Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Infestation with pinworms.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Infection with nematode worms of the genus Oxyuris; pinworm infection.

Etymologies

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

[New Latin Oxyūris, type genus (Greek oxus, sharp; see ak- in Indo-European roots + Greek ourā, tail; see ors- in Indo-European roots) + –iasis.]

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