A family of parasitic nematodes (superfamily oxyuroidea) found in the large intestine or caecum of vertebrates and the intestine of invertebrates, especially insects and millipedes; it includes the genera Aspiculurus, enterobius, oxyuris, Passalurus, syphacia, and Thelandros.
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... with large eosinophil numbers should show reduced age and size at maturity. We tested this prediction using the association between the pinworms (Oxyuridae, Nematoda) and their primate hosts. Pinworms are highly host specific and are expected to be involved in a coevolutionary process with their ...
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