trichuriasis

[trik-uh-rahy-uh-sis]
noun Pathology.
  1. 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
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British Dictionary definitions for trichuriasis

trichuriasis

noun
  1. infection of the large intestine with the whipworm Trichuris trichiura, resulting in anaemia, weakness, etc
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trichuriasis in Medicine

trichuriasis

[trĭk′yə-rīə-sĭs]
n. pl. trich•u•ri•a•ses (-sēz)
  1. 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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