Meaning of Oxyuris in English:

Oxyuris

Pronunciation /ˌɒksɪˈjʊərɪs/

noun

Zoology
  • A genus of pinworms of the superfamily Oxyuroidea; (also oxyuris) a pinworm of this genus.

    The species infesting humans is now usually placed in the genus Enterobius.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Joseph Laurie (d. 1865). From scientific Latin Oxyuris, genus name from ancient Greek ὀξυ- + οὐρά tail.