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Aspiculuris tetraptera

Pronunciation: as-pik′yū-lū′ris tet-rap′ter-ă

Definition: The mouse pinworm, an abundant oxyurid nematode of the mouse cecum or large intestine, along with another common oxyurid pinworm of mice, Syphacia obvelata; it is also found in other rodents, including Rattus.

[Pers. espic, fr. L. spica, ear, spike; tetra- + pteron, feather, wing]

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