from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Infestation of the large intestine with whipworms of the genus Trichuris.
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- n. A parasitic disease caused by infection of the large intestine by a whipworm.
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- n. infestation by a roundworm; common in tropical areas with poor sanitation
New Latin Trichūris, genus name (trich(o)- + Greek ourā, tail) + -iasis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)