whipworm

[ hwip-wurm, wip- ]
/ ˈʰwɪpˌwɜrm, ˈwɪp- /

noun

any of several parasitic nematodes of the genus Trichuris, having a long, slender, whiplike anterior end.

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Origin of whipworm

First recorded in 1870–75; whip + worm
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British Dictionary definitions for whipworm

whipworm
/ (ˈwɪpˌwɜːm) /

noun

any of several parasitic nematode worms of the genus Trichuris, esp T. trichiura, having a whiplike body and living in the intestines of mammals
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Medical definitions for whipworm

whipworm
[ wĭpwûrm′ ]

n.

Trichuris
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