[ trik-uh-rahy-uh-sis ]
/ ˌtrɪk əˈraɪ ə sɪs /

noun Pathology.

intestinal infestation with the roundworm Trichuris trichiura, producing nausea, abdominal discomfort, and diarrhea, common in tropical areas with poor sanitation.

Origin of trichuriasis

1920–25; < New Latin Trichur(is) genus name (trich- trich- + Greek our(á) tail + -is adj. ending) + -iasis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for trichuriasis


/ (ˌtrɪkjʊəˈraɪəsɪs) /


infection of the large intestine with the whipworm Trichuris trichiura, resulting in anaemia, weakness, etc
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Medicine definitions for trichuriasis


[ trĭk′yə-rīə-sĭs ]

n. pl. trich•u•ri•a•ses (-sēz)

Infection with a nematode. It is usually asymptomatic and not associated with peripheral eosinophilia, but in massive infections it frequently causes diarrhea or rectal prolapse.
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