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
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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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