American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Infestation of the large intestine with whipworms of the genus Trichuris.
- 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)
“The thin film of nanoparticles could neutralize bacteria that leads to diseases like trachoma, cholera, trichuriasis and hookworm infection that cause millions of illnesses and deaths each year.”
“They would learn that a significant number of other crippling and killing diseases, including African river blindness, schistosomiasis, trauchoma, lymphatic filariasis, hookworm, ascariasis, and trichuriasis, could be brought under control for well under $2 per American citizen per year, and perhaps just $1 per American citizen!”
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