Definition of Threadworm

1. Noun. Small threadlike worm infesting human intestines and rectum especially in children.

Exact synonyms: Enterobius Vermicularis, Pinworm
Generic synonyms: Nematode, Nematode Worm, Roundworm
Group relationships: Enterobius, Genus Enterobius

Definition of Threadworm

1. n. Any long, slender nematode worm, especially the pinworm and filaria.

Definition of Threadworm

1. Noun. The pinworm ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Threadworm

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Medical Definition of Threadworm

1. Small nematode, Enterobius vermicularis, that is responsible for intestinal infection in humans. It appears as a small thread-like worm approximately 3-5mm in length. Common symptoms include anal itching that is worse at night when the female worm migrates to the anus to lay its eggs. Thin, white, thread-like worms may be visible at the anal opening or in the stools. The tape test can be performed by placing the sticky side of the tape across the anal opening for several seconds. The tape is then transferred to a glass slide where eggs may be seen through the microscope. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Threadworm

threadgoldite
threadier
threadiest
threadiness
threadinesses
threading
threadjacker
threadjackers
threadjacking
threadjackings
threadleaf groundsel
threadless
threadlike
threads
threadsafe
threadworm (current term)
threadworms
thready
thready pulse
threap
threaped
threaper
threapers
threaping
threapit
threaps
threaric acid
threat
threated
threaten

Literary usage of Threadworm

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1. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1874)
"You cannot find any remedial agent that exerts what may be called a specially poisonous or specific action upon the threadworm. However, in the case of the ..."

2. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1874)
"ON THE TREATMENT OF threadworm. By Dr. T. SPENCER COBBOLD, Lecturer on Parasitic Diseases at the Middlesex Hospital. [We cannot expect in the curative ..."

3. Library of Natural History by Richard Lydekker (1901)
"3421 Front End of threadworm, . . 3421 Development of threadworm, . . 3422 Vinegar-Eel, . ... 3423 Humblebee threadworm, . . 3424 Human Roundworm . ..."

4. A Treatise on diseases peculiar to infants and children by William A. Edmonds (1881)
"Of the five varieties of intestinal worms, three are more especially peculiar to children: the long threadworm, the short threadworm, ..."

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