Trichuridae

noun plural

Trich·​u·​ri·​dae trik-ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Trichuridae (audio)
: a family of nematode worms (order Enoplida) that are parasitic in the intestines of vertebrates and have a slender body sometimes with a thickened posterior end and a tubular capillary esophagus

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“Trichuridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Trichuridae. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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