whipworm


whip·worm

noun \-ˌwərm\

Definition of WHIPWORM

:  a parasitic nematode worm (genus Trichuris) with a body that is thickened posteriorly and that is very long and slender anteriorly; especially :  one (T. trichiura) of the human intestine

First Known Use of WHIPWORM

1875

whip·worm

noun \-ˌwərm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of WHIPWORM

: a parasitic nematode worm of the family Trichuridae with a body that is thickened posteriorly and that is very long and slender anteriorly; especially : one of the genus Trichuris (T. trichiura) that parasitizes the human intestine

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