whip worm

whipworm

[hwip-wurm, wip-]
noun
any of several parasitic nematodes of the genus Trichuris, having a long, slender, whiplike anterior end.

Origin:
1870–75; whip + worm

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whipworm (ˈwɪpˌwɜːm)
 
n
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 whip·worm (wĭp'wûrm')
n.
See Trichuris.

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