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[hwip-wurm, wip-] /ˈʰwɪpˌwɜrm, ˈwɪp-/
any of several parasitic nematodes of the genus Trichuris, having a long, slender, whiplike anterior end.
1870-75; whip + worm Unabridged
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  • Microscopic identification of whipworm eggs in feces is evidence of infection.
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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')
See Trichuris.

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Encyclopedia Article for whipworm

any of certain worms of the genus Trichuris, class Nematoda (phylum Aschelminthes), especially T. trichiura, that are parasitic in the large intestine of man and other mammals. They are so named because of the whiplike shape of the body

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