from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of small threadworms or nematoids of the family Ascaridæ, founded by Rudolphi in 1809; the pinworms. O. vermicularis infests the rectum; the female is half an inch loner, the male much smaller.
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He describes the _oxyuris vermicularis_ with knowledge manifestly derived from personal observation.
He dwells on the itching in the region of the anus, caused by the _oxyuris_, and the fact that they probably find their way into the upper part of the digestive tract because of the soiling of the hands.
_oxyuris_ he prescribed clysters of ethereal oils.