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

  • n. Infestation with pinworms.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

New Latin Oxyūris, type genus (Greek oxus, sharp; see ak- in Indo-European roots + Greek ourā, tail; see ors- in Indo-European roots) + -iasis.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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