- any of several parasitic nematodes of the genus Trichuris, having a long, slender, whiplike anterior end.
Origin of whipworm
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When treating patients for tapeworm I have repeatedly expelled the whipworm.
The whipworm infests the ccum, and also the upper part of the colon.
Next in frequency, perhaps, is the whipworm (Trichocephalus dispar), which monkeys of all kinds harbor in common with man.
Another nematode common to the fox and dogs, and infesting the ccum, is the whipworm (Trichocephalus depressiusculus).
As before remarked, the whipworm has been known to produce severe symptoms in man, and it occasions scour in the sheep.
- any of several parasitic nematode worms of the genus Trichuris, esp T. trichiura, having a whiplike body and living in the intestines of mammals