Trichuridae

noun plural
Trich·​u·​ri·​dae | \ trik-ˈyu̇r-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Trichuridae (audio) \

Medical Definition of Trichuridae

: 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 12 Aug. 2020.

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