intestinal infestation with the roundworm Trichuris trichiura, producing nausea, abdominal discomfort, and diarrhea, common in tropical areas with poor sanitation.
Origin of trichuriasis
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infection of the large intestine with the whipworm Trichuris trichiura, resulting in anaemia, weakness, etc
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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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