Translation of threadworm in Spanish:

threadworm

okiuro, n.

Pronunciation /ˈθrɛdˌwərm//ˈθrɛdwəːm/

noun

Zoology Medicine

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    okiuro masculine
    lombriz intestinal feminine
    • The threadworm, Enterobius vermicularis, is the commonest worm parasite of children in non-tropical areas such as northern Europe.
    • One of their main parasites is a gut nematode, the caecal threadworm T. tenuis, which has a direct lifestyle with no alternative hosts within the same habitat.
    • Little threadworms and hookworms are about one centimetre long, while roundworms are about 20 cm long and our friend the tapeworm can reach up to 10 metres in length.
    • Rectally administered tobacco infusions - whether employed against pinworms, roundworms, tapeworms, or threadworms - proved an effective vermifuge in sixteenth-century Europe.
    • An enema of asafoetida is effective in treating threadworms and other intestinal parasites.