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Definitions for enterobiasis
ˌɛn tə roʊˈbaɪ ə sɪsen·ter·o·bi·a·sis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. enterobiasisnoun

    an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by the pinworm Enterobius vermicularis; occurs especially in children


  1. enterobiasis

    Enterobiasis, also known as pinworm infection, is a type of human parasitic disease caused by the pinworm or roundworm species Enterobius vermicularis. This condition is commonly transmitted among humans and is characterized by intense anal itching due to the female parasites laying eggs in the folds of skin around the anus. Normal treatments for the condition include medications that kill the parasites.


  1. Enterobiasis

    A pinworm infection or enterobiasis is a human parasitic disease and one of the most common childhood parasitic worm infections in the developed world. It is caused by infestation of the parasitic roundworm Enterobius vermicularis, commonly called the human pinworm. Infection usually occurs through the ingestion of pinworm eggs, either through contaminated hands, food, or less commonly, water. The chief symptom is itching in the anal area. The incubation time from ingestion of eggs to the first appearance of new eggs around the anus is 4 to 6 weeks. Pinworms are usually considered a nuisance rather than a serious disease. Treatment is straightforward in uncomplicated cases, however, elimination of the parasite from a family group or institution often poses significant problems—either due to an incomplete cure or reinfection. Pinworm infection has no association with any socioeconomic level, race or culture.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Enterobiasis

    Infection with nematodes of the genus ENTEROBIUS; E. vermicularis, the pinworm of man, causes a crawling sensation and pruritus. This condition results in scratching the area, occasionally causing scarification.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of enterobiasis in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of enterobiasis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1


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