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Medical Term:

Syphacia

Pronunciation: si-fa'she-a

Definition: Genus of oxyurid nematode pinworms of rodents; Syphacia obvelata is the common cecal pinworm of mice, and Syphacia muris, of rats.

[fr. L. siphon, tube]

See Also: Aspiculuris tetraptera

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