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  • n. Plural form of threadworm.


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  • The mescal in the bottle was yellow and thick with threadworms that seemed to light against the sunset when he tipped the neck to his mouth.

    Rain Gods

  • Wormseed (Artemisia cina) is very effective against worms, including pinworms, threadworms, and roundworms; less effective is wormwood or mugwort (Artemisia species).


  • · Cleanliness is the best prevention for threadworms.

    Chapter 19

  • The Rubber Rose cows had so many threadworms in their bronchial tubes that they coughed from dusk to dawn like an opium den full of Julian Gitches.

    Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

  • And again for relieving the itching of the fundament caused by the presence of threadworms.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • It will continue in some branch, as long as there are any threadworms or descendants of threadworms in the world.

    Applied Eugenics

  • Imagine this process taking place through generation after generation of threadworms, and one will realize that the germ-plasm was passed on directly from one generation to the next; that in each generation it gave rise to body-plasm, but that it did not at any time lose its identity or continuity, a part of the germ-plasm being always set aside, undifferentiated, to be handed on to the next generation.

    Applied Eugenics

  • In this body, the cells from the first daughter-cell mentioned were inclosed, still undifferentiated: they formed the germ-cells of the next generation, and after maturity were ready to be ejected from the body, and to form new threadworms.

    Applied Eugenics

  • Affections of regions adjoining the genital organs may also lead to similar troubles -- for instance, threadworms in the rectum or the vagina.

    The Sexual Life of the Child

  • Krafft-Ebing in excluding from the category of sexual paradoxy those cases in which sexual excitement is caused solely by peripheral inflammatory stimuli, balanitis (inflammation of the glans penis), threadworms, and the like.

    The Sexual Life of the Child


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