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Any of several slender, whip-shaped, parasitic nematode worms of the genus Trichuris that infest the intestines of mammals, especially T. trichiura, which causes trichuriasis in humans.
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(Animals) 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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any of several parasitic nematodes of the genus Trichuris, having a long, slender, whiplike anterior end.
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