Meaning of whipworm in English:


Pronunciation /ˈwɪpwəːm/


  • A parasitic nematode worm with a stout posterior and slender anterior part, especially one that infests the intestines of domestic animals.

    Genus Trichuris, class Aphasmida (or Adenophorea)

    ‘He came up with the idea after noticing that a rise in cases of IBD coincided with a drop in infections caused by roundworms and human whipworms.’
    • ‘These parasites, such as roundworm, hookworm and whipworm, are found in the soil in some areas and spread through ingestion of infected soil or through the soles of bare feet.’
    • ‘For example, transmission of roundworm, whipworm and hookworm requires a warm wet environment to ensure survival of eggs or larvae in soil that is contaminated with human faeces.’
    • ‘Our vet also found that he had hookworms and whipworms and these are now gone.’
    • ‘Infections with parasites was common: whipworm, round-worm, and hookworm (Ancylostoma spp.).’