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)


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