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Old MacDonald had a Perihelion*

“Old MacDonald had a farm …

… E–I–E–I–O !”

* The point of an orbit which is closest to the Sun.

There's a children's nursery rhyme and song called Old MacDonald which describes a collection of animals kept on a farm.

The chorus of the song contains the phrase E–I–E–I–O

Ever wondered what English words contain these vowels, and only these vowels, in that order?

Results

PERIHELION
REDIGESTION
REINVENTION
REINSERTION
REDIRECTION
REINFECTION
REINJECTION
REINJECTIONS
REINSPECTION
REINFECTIONS
PREDILECTION
REDIRECTIONS
REINSERTIONS
REINVENTIONS
EPILEPTIFORM
REIMPRESSION
PREDIGESTION
REDIGESTIONS
REIMPRESSIONS
PREDILECTIONS
PREDIGESTIONS
REINSPECTIONS

More words

If we relax the criteria a little to allow words that contain other vowels as well as the E–I–E–I–O requirements, we can generate a longer list. The following words all have the five vowels in the song order, but might also contain other vowels (including some in the middle of the E–I–E–I–O string).

PERIHELION
REDIGESTION
EPITHELIOID
REINVENTION
REINSERTION
EPITHELIOMA
REITERATION
REDIRECTION
REINFECTION
REINJECTION
DELINEATION
DELINEATIONS
DELIBERATION
EVISCERATION
DESIDERATION
SEMIPRECIOUS
REINJECTIONS
REINSPECTION
EPIDEMIOLOGY
REINFECTIONS
PREDILECTION
REDIRECTIONS
REITERATIONS
EPITHELIOMAS
REINSERTIONS
REINVENTIONS
EPILEPTIFORM
REIMPRESSION
PREDIGESTION
REDIGESTIONS
REIMPRESSIONS
SEMIRELIGIOUS
OVERINGENIOUS
REORIENTATION
REINNERVATION
EPIDEMIOLOGIC
PREDILECTIONS
PREDIGESTIONS
REINSPECTIONS
DESIDERATIONS
EVISCERATIONS
VERBIGERATION
EPITHELIOMATA
DELIBERATIONS
SEDIMENTATION
REFRIGERATION
REINFESTATION
REGIMENTATION
REINTEGRATION
TERGIVERSATION
REINTEGRATIONS
REINFESTATIONS
REFRIGERATIONS
REDINTEGRATION
SEDIMENTATIONS
DEPIGMENTATION
VERBIGERATIONS
EPIDEMIOLOGIES
SUPERINFECTION
REORIENTATIONS
INTERLINEATION
REINNERVATIONS
REGIMENTATIONS
EPITHELIZATION
EPIDEMIOLOGIST
EPITHELIOMATOUS
INTERLINEATIONS
SUPERINFECTIONS
EPIDEMIOLOGISTS
EPIDEMIOLOGICAL
RECONSIDERATION
REDINTEGRATIONS
DEPIGMENTATIONS
EXPERIMENTATION
REINVESTIGATION
EPITHELIZATIONS
TERGIVERSATIONS
REINVESTIGATIONS
SEMIPROFESSIONAL
EXPERIMENTATIONS
REINTERPRETATION
RECONSIDERATIONS
DEMINERALIZATION
HYPERINNERVATION
HYPERINNERVATIONS
OVERCONSCIENTIOUS
EPITHELIALIZATION
DEMINERALIZATIONS
HYPERALIMENTATION
SEMIDOMESTICATION
EPIDEMIOLOGICALLY
DEDIFFERENTIATION
REINTERPRETATIONS
SEMIPROFESSIONALS
HYPERPIGMENTATION
HYPERPIGMENTATIONS
SEMIPROFESSIONALLY
OVERINTERPRETATION
DEDIFFERENTIATIONS
OVERIDENTIFICATION
SEMIDOMESTICATIONS
HYPERALIMENTATIONS
EPITHELIALIZATIONS
SENTIMENTALIZATION
SENTIMENTALIZATIONS
OVERIDENTIFICATIONS
OVERINTERPRETATIONS
OVERDIFFERENTIATION
OVERDIFFERENTIATIONS
COUNTERINTERPRETATION
COUNTERINTERPRETATIONS
OVERINTELLECTUALIZATION
OVERINTELLECTUALIZATIONS

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