Whipworm meaning

wĭp'wûrm', hwĭp'-
Any of several slender, whip-shaped, parasitic nematode worms of the genus Trichuris that infest the intestines of mammals, especially T. trichiura, which causes trichuriasis in humans.
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Any of a genus (Trichuris) of roundworms with a whiplike front portion, parasitic in the intestines of mammals: it is usually c. 5 cm (c. 2 in) long.
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Any of several slender, whip-shaped, parasitic nematode worms of the genus Trichuris that infest the intestines of mammals, especially T. trichiura, which causes trichuriasis in humans.
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Trichuris trichiura, a roundworm, causing trichuriasis when it infects a human large intestine.
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