whipworm

[hwip-wurm, wip-]

Origin of whipworm

First recorded in 1870–75; whip + worm
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Examples from the Web for whipworm

Historical Examples of whipworm

  • When treating patients for tapeworm I have repeatedly expelled the whipworm.

    Parasites

    T. Spencer Cobbold

  • The whipworm infests the ccum, and also the upper part of the colon.

    Parasites

    T. Spencer Cobbold

  • Next in frequency, perhaps, is the whipworm (Trichocephalus dispar), which monkeys of all kinds harbor in common with man.

    Parasites

    T. Spencer Cobbold

  • Another nematode common to the fox and dogs, and infesting the ccum, is the whipworm (Trichocephalus depressiusculus).

    Parasites

    T. Spencer Cobbold

  • As before remarked, the whipworm has been known to produce severe symptoms in man, and it occasions scour in the sheep.

    Parasites

    T. Spencer Cobbold


British Dictionary definitions for whipworm

whipworm

noun
  1. 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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whipworm in Medicine

whipworm

[wĭpwûrm′]
n.
  1. Trichuris
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