from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A slender, whip-shaped, parasitic nematode worm (Trichuris trichiura) that often infests the intestine of humans.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A roundworm, causing trichuriasis when it infects a human large intestine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A nematode worm (Trichocephalus dispar) often found parasitic in the human intestine. Its body is thickened posteriorly, but is very long and threadlike anteriorly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A nematoid parasitic worm, Trichocephalus dispar, or another of this genus, as T. affinis, the cæcum-worm of sheep.


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