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whipworm


whipworm

noun whip·worm \-ˌwərm\

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
March 02, 2015
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Having a changeable luster or color
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