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Aspiculuris tetraptera

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Aspiculuris tetraptera

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

Origin: Pers. Espic, fr. L. Spica, ear, spike; tetra-_ pteron, feather, wing