One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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)
- ‘Infections with parasites was common: whipworm, round-worm, and hookworm (Ancylostoma spp.).’
- ‘Our vet also found that he had hookworms and whipworms and these are now gone.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
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