whipworm

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noun whip·worm \ˈhwip-ˌwərm, ˈwip-\

Definition of whipworm

  1. :  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

1875

First Known Use of whipworm

1875


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whipworm

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noun whip·worm \-ˌwərm\

Medical Definition of whipworm

  1. :  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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